An Interview with Elliot Joyce

What did you expect the development course would be like? Has it met your expectations or been very different?

It was what I expected and more. I knew it would be challenging at points, but it proved to be more of a challenge than I thought. However, it has met expectations and I’m thankful to have been a part of it. I look forward to what the future will bring.

 

What has been your favourite part of the course?

 

It would have to be the trip to the shipping company, as we ship every day in our Secondary Operation at Warrington, it was a good experience to visit the port and have a look on the ferry. Also, having the opportunity to present our charity presentations to our hosts for the day.

 

What have you learnt about yourself?

 

I have learnt what my comfort zones are and how to deal with situations that put you out of your comfort zone. Also, I have learnt how to take constructive criticism and use it to improve.

 

What is your favourite thing you have learnt about on the course/what has interested you the most?

 

There are a few things, one of them is the financial side of the business, the presentation from Grant was interesting as it is something completely different to what I have seen so far. Another was hearing about how our other depots were started and how they have progressed over the years to become what they are today. I would also say learning about the history of The Maxi Group was another thing that interested me.

 

What would you say your biggest achievement of the course has been?

 

Personally, trying something new and breaking out of my comfort zone was an achievement for me. I would say my confidence has grown along with my experience.

 

How would you like to progress within the company in the future?

 

Being completely honest, whichever way possible, I am willing to try something new and would say yes to any opportunity that would mean progression.

 

Written by Paige Workman