I joined SHL in 2000 and, since then, have held many different posts at the company. I started out as a secretary and gradually gained more experience over time. I eventually progressed to the position of Logistics Engineer. Because I wanted to return to slightly calmer waters I became a Facility Coordinator at the start of 2012. This is a job that really suits me. My main tasks are to support our Facility Manager and supervise reception. I arrange the ordering of office supplies and printed matter, am in charge of contacts with the cleaning company, etc. As regards our reception I am responsible for, among other things, proper supervision and the drawing up of the schedule. SHL gives you plenty of room for personal development, for example in the form of training opportunities. One of the great things about SHL is the atmosphere at work. A no-nonsense culture dominates in which everyone is honest when communicating with each other. We enjoy a no-nonsense attitude and the door to our CEO's office is always open. A warm atmosphere and genuine interest in each other are also key characteristics of our corporate culture. We regularly organise trips and the Friday afternoon drinks are always great fun. As a company we are growing extremely quickly. When I started in 2000 there were around 50 employees, by 2012 we had around 200 staff in the offices and around 300 on the fleet. However, despite that rapid growth we still try to maintain our open and informal culture, which I am very pleased about.
‘Despite our rapid growth we still try to maintain our open and informal culture. ’
(Base Services department)