Throughout the fourth quarter of 2020, Direct Air have hired a new member of staff! Successfully expanding the company’s growth during the pandemic via our projects departments.

With the year being so uncertain, we are thrilled to have been able to take on a new employee. Therefore, we wanted to share the good news and get an insight into what the recruitment process was like during this complex period.

The new guys

27-year-old Nemo is Direct Air’s new Project Engineer. He’s based in our projects department after joining in October. One-way Nemo fitted right into the requirements of his role, was with his impressive MSc Mechanical Engineering Degree.

 

The recruitment process of 2020

The interview process was new for both the Direct Air team and the interviewees, being conducted virtually. It was the first time all the new recruits had undergone an interview in this format.

Nemo’s explained how his experience was made really easy by Direct Air as all information needed for the call was provided. Nemo felt he was never left in the dark during any stage because he was being kept up to date via either calls or emails.

Nemo was also able to visit the office in order to familiarise himself with the environment he’d be working in, as well as some of his co-workers (socially distanced of course!). He explained this made the process feel a little more like normal… apart from masks, hand sanitiser and resisting the urge to shake people’s hands!

Settling in at Direct Air during the pandemic

Nemo found starting a new role during these difficult times could present challenges. Yet, the team at Direct Air went above and beyond to help with settling in whilst maintaining social distancing guidelines. Safety of the employees gets taken very seriously and many people work from home, including Nemo himself. Since securing a graduate role, Nemo believes his knowledge and skills have already increased. ‘There is new learning every day – the pandemic isn’t stopping my progression!’

What next?

Nemo is excited to experience on-site visits with colleagues that are yet to come. He hopes to learn from the Direct Air team who have worked at the company for many years, as their experience and knowledge is invaluable.