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!’
Josh spent the first week of his new job role with the Direct Air engineers, seeing what they get up to on a day-to-day basis. He had many questions to ask as he wanted to ensure he understood all the processes, which his colleagues were more than happy to answer. This first week was crucial, as Josh got to see first-hand the safety measures that the guys must go through from start to finish. Including how they travel to jobs and carry out site inductions, as well as the simpler yet critical tasks, like hand-washing and mask wearing. Josh thought it was great to see how the department had adjusted their practices to fit the current climate. Following this , Josh became based in the offices, where once again everyone was really welcoming. Due to several staff members still working from home, it took slightly longer than normal for Josh to meet all his colleagues. But slowly and surely, he’s getting to know everyone at Direct Air. And during the short time that Josh has been with Direct Air, he has helped get renewals for both ISO45001 and ISO14001.
Gavin’s first week was spent helping the Stores around the warehouse putting away and locating stock in preparation for jobs. This was a great way for Gavin to familiarise himself with products, parts, materials and tools he’ll soon be using every day. It wasn’t long before Gavin was getting stuck into the hands-on work he longed for. During his second week he was out visiting customer sites with the service engineers! The engineers and Gavin were all provided with separate vehicles to travel to and from locations, to maintain safety as much as possible. Throughout the entire process, Gavin felt confident he could query his colleagues with any concerns.