WHAT DID YOUR LIFE LOOK LIKE BEFORE GÉANT?
I’ve worked in learning and development throughout my entire career, and I’ve enjoyed applying my experience to various roles. Before GÉANT I always felt it was important to continue my personal development in order to expand my skills, and also stay up to date with modern training theory. Since joining GÉANT in July 2022, I’ve been able to pursue this alongside my role.
WHAT COULD A DAY AT GÉANT LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
My day can be very varied so it’s never boring! One moment I might be creating new material to deliver, next I could be talking to one of our international members regarding a training activity they are planning, or I could be delivering training myself either in person or virtually.
“If you’re looking for a role that offers variety, flexibility, trust and a really friendly community, then this could be the place for you.”
HAS THE FLEXIBLE WORKING ENVIRONMENT PROVED USEFUL FOR YOU AND HOW?
Flexible working has been very positive for me. Not only does it make it easier to manage my personal life alongside my working one, but it also enables me to discuss and deliver learning and development more flexibly. Remote training means I don't need to rely on everyone being in an office at the same time. However, it is always great, and I feel it’s a better experience, when we can all get together in person.
HOW DO YOU BALANCE PERSONAL/FAMILY LIFE WITH WORK?
I am a proud dad of a five-year-old boy. Most of the week he is at school but GÉANT have always been great with regards to leave requests, if I have needed to do a school run or change a day when I am due to be in the office. It’s great to be able to work during the day and then focus solely on my family in the evening and weekends.
HOW ARE THE GÉANT VALUES REPRESENTED IN THE WORKPLACE? WHY ARE THE VALUES IMPORTANT TO YOU?
All of the values are important to me, and I see colleagues living them every day. The one I love seeing most represented is passion. It’s great to be part of a company where colleagues are so passionate about their development and sharing knowledge and experience. I'm frequently approached regarding training courses, support and advice - it’s great to see such a thriving learning environment.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A VALUED MEMBER OF GÉANT?
I feel valued due to the way everyone treats each other with trust and respect. People are friendly and supportive, and I look forward to going to work each day.
“There is no other company quite like GÉANT. The service we offer is unique, and the diversity of knowledge and skills that employees have means there is much to learn from them. ”
WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE GÉANT MEMORIES?
A recent trip to Dordrecht is one of my favourite memories. It was great to be at a convention where I could meet colleagues face-to-face for the first time, and also share my learning and development ideas in a presentation that was warmly received.
FOR YOU, WHAT MAKES GÉANT DIFFERENT TO OTHER COMPANIES?
There is no other company quite like GÉANT. The service we offer is unique, and the diversity of knowledge and skills that employees have means there is much to learn from them. It's a great place to apply your skills to a totally new workplace, and grow at the same time.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT WORKING AT GÉANT?
The variety and the community. The variety in my day-to-day role, in who I could be speaking to around the world and the varied projects I am involved in. The community is also amazing with how welcoming and engaging everyone is with regards to learning and development.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE WONDERING IF GÉANT LIFE IS FOR THEM?
Come and talk to us - we can help you to see how your skills could fit into the world of GÉANT. If you’re looking for a role that offers variety, flexibility, trust and a really friendly community, then this could be the place for you.
Originally from Hastings, East Sussex, Dom now lives in Colchester, Essex. When not at work, Dom enjoys spending time with his son, family and friends. He is a huge movie and music nerd, and one of his biggest passions is seeing live music.