As VHR continues to expand into 2023, we wanted to bring to highlight our most recent starters that have come on-board and are continuing to help grow VHR to the next level.
Take a look behind the scenes and get to know VHR's new employees, how VHR is planning to grow, and what we are looking to achieve in 2023.
Charlotte is 23 years old and lives in Essex, UK. Having worked in Marketing for the last four years within the public sector, Charlotte brings a wealth of knowledge in social media, sales and advertising. Charlotte graduated from The University of Greenwich in July with a 2:1 in Advertising and Digital Marketing and will support Jennifer Robinson, our Marketing Manager, by managing the digital marketing, internal communications, event management, and social media.
From a small island in the Caribbean, Montserrat, to now living in the UK, Calvin is 22 years old and lives in Essex, UK. Calvin successfully completed a Traineeship course covering all aspects of recruitment and training. Having worked for a number of years within the recruitment sector, Calvin discovered his passion for Formula One. Calvin joined VHR as an Account Support Manager which has allowed him to learn more about the industry and get involved with placing candidates into the world of F1. Calvin will report to Conor McKeon, our Divisional Director for Engineering and Technical, by supporting candidates, organising background logistics, and helping candidates get settled into their new roles.
Denise is 24 years old and originates from Tuscany, Italy. In order to obtain her master's degree within Policies and Governance, Denise relocated to London in 2021 where she studied at King's College London. Denise joined VHR as our Personal Assistant and Office Manager, with an extensive knowledge of languages, being fluent in Italian, English, French and German along with basic skills in Russian. Denise works closely with both our Chief Executive Officer, Danny Brooks and Chief Operating Officer, Paul Robinson, helping the office run smoothly.
Danushka is from Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. With over 15 years of experience within the aviation industry, Danushka has been able to broaden her knowledge within her field extensively. In her role, Danushka has been able to travel the world and have the pleasure of meeting and working with more than 80 nationalities. Danushka works as our Technical Operations Coordinator and reports to Jenna Beard, VHR's Director in the Middle East. Her ability to speak multiple languages including English, Sinhalese and a small amount of Hindi allows her to converse with a wide range of candidates and clients throughout the company.
Annette was formerly from London and then Scotland where she resided for 9 years before making the move to fulfil her role as Account Manager in the UAE. Annette has worked within the technical industry for 15 years and brought with her an extensive amount of knowledge surrounding construction and finance. Her in-depth experience enables her to bring a deeper understanding to her role as an Account Manager and to her team. Reporting to Jenna Beard, Annette is able to assist with the recruitment and placement of individuals in and around the UAE and Middle East.
Shakeeb, who is VHR's newest hire, was born in Lahore. Lahore is the second most populous city in Pakistan. Shakeeb has previous experience within large scale companies such as Nestle Pakistan Limited and Etihad Airways PJSC. Shakeeb joined VHR as our Senior Account based in the UAE and is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Shakeeb has joined Jenna Beard's team and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the finance and accounting industry.
VHRs head office is situated in Central London, on the River Thames. London being the smallest city in England, it is home to over 8 million people from around the globe. VHR much like London, has a diverse and interesting team working in the centre of an energetic and thriving city.
As a global technical recruitment company, we work with engineers from over 52 countries across the world. This allows some of our team members to regularly fly out to greet clients to help support on-going projects. These visits can see our employees stop by harbours in Spain, airports in Abu Dhabi, or racetracks in Italy. In addition, our team also frequently attend international trade shows for our industries, helping us to stay up to date with everything our sectors have to offer.
At VHR we reward our top performers who meet their yearly targets with a holiday. In September 2022 the high performers trip was to Faro, Portugal, and allowed individuals to fly out and enjoy some well-deserved time off. Whats more, everybody who wins an award or is a top performer from each month is invited to attend a luxury meal.
On top of this, if all targets are met, every summer VHR fly out for a full company holiday. This is a great way of rewarding all staff for their continuous hard work, as well as giving people from different departments and offices the chance to build relationships and relax. This helps to build more, ignite friendships and is repeatedly one of the highlights in the VHR calendar.
Whilst most companies hold a Christmas Party, VHR also hosts a party in the summer. Letting the team thoroughly enjoy themselves in the summer sun. Commonly supplied with drinks and dinner, this party is for the whole team who work hard all year long.
Each month VHR hosts a social event for the team. These are different every month, previously they have been dinners, go-karting, ping-pong, bowling, airsoft, barbecues, paintballing and many other fun activities. These are a great way to boost team spirit, these events are always fun and something for all of us to look forward to.
A few years ago, VHR introduced the flexi-time initiative which includes hybrid working. This permits employees to take more control over their time. Now able to start at any time between half seven and nine in the morning, the scheme helps our employees who have children, or have to commute in. It also gives the team more freedom to attend additional activities at a time that’s better suited for them.
It has been a fantastic year for VHR with the additional team members joining and bringing new levels of expertise to their departments. However, we are always looking for more fresh talent to join our mix, could that be you?