Let me just start off by saying that joining Giganet, for me, was a risk that I’m glad I took.
I received an email from a recruitment company but with all the emails that come through, I wasn’t sure if it was legitimate at first.
Before Giganet, I was working at a recruitment agency. It was my first ‘adult’ job and I made life-long friends within the team – one of whom will be a bridesmaid at my wedding! During the pandemic, I was unfortunately made redundant, and I went back to retail in a shop local to my area, but it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I wanted a career. I loved the office environment and having a role title – a purpose if you will.
When I received the email from the recruitment company, I didn’t reply for days. I kept looking back at it and thinking ‘this isn’t real – how would they have my details and CV?
Luckily, my fiancé and a friend convinced me to just go for it – what’s the worst that could happen?
I then met with Mel (Sales Manager) and Neil (Head of Business Sales) at one of our old Giganet offices in Whiteley prior to our new offices. I was full of nerves and apprehension (truthfully before this, I had never heard of Giganet.
But I did my research and studied the website, for what felt like years, in order to be prepared for the interview.) They could not have been more welcoming and friendly. Straight-away I felt right at ease. I also feel like I came in at possibly the best time. The company is booming!
Employee numbers are soaring, we have a shiny new office (or two – for now) and a company-paid excursion in my 2nd week… Hello, go Karting! Things are not looking too bad and I’m loving my new job. Weirdly, I love admin work. Something about it genuinely makes me happy. (Everyone looks at me like I’m nuts when I say this but hey, I’m happy!).
At first, I was petrified – I was in a small team predominately with men (apart from Mel, the Manager, of course). I didn’t want them to tiptoe around me just because I’m a girl. Luckily for them, I was raised by fiery Scottish women and knew how to tell a joke, hold my own and I really feel like I fit in and get on with everyone (or at least I haven’t heard anything different).
Giganet has already given me so many opportunities for growth and I am genuinely trusted within my team just to crack on and do my job the best I can. I can’t wait to see what the future holds here. I can only see the company growing and things only getting better. Weird to think that all this came from not trusting an email and being convinced to go for it anyway.
It may have just convinced me to always take a leap of faith and may just lead to great things.
If you’re looking for a career change or see yourself working at Giganet be sure to check our opportunities at: https://careers.giga.net.uk/