At the middle stage of my life I was looking for a new job and wanted to move to pastures new; I was a bit stuck in a rut as sometimes you can be.
How I actually came across the Wesser opportunity I am not sure, but when reading the detail of the job I thought “that may be a great thing for me”. As an Ex-Soldier, living and working with people is something I have done before and thoroughly enjoyed.
I then looked at the company and the type of work that was involved. Having never worked for a charity before I thought it would be a great to raise money for a cause that is close to my heart.
Since joining the company over a month ago I have attended the initial training at the company HQ and been part of multiple in-house training sessions before joining a live-in team and getting out into the big wide world of fundraising.
You meet such a variety of people on the doors, on the first day I was truly impressed by the general friendliness of people opening the door. Of course some are not so happy but in general the charity (St John Ambulance) is very well respected everywhere we seem to go and most people have had some sort of experience with all the things that St John do.
After just a few weeks I have been to a Wesser seminar. It was amazing to find out how big the company is in covering a large part of Europe. I even met the company owner Martin who has a real passion for the company and charity partners. This passion can be seen across the whole company as employees know that their hard work results in supporting amazing causes. I also benefitted from the workshops and activities focussed on delivering first class fundraising services.
This whole experience has been great; the living with others, the training and development has been astonishing. I have been meeting all levels of employee who all started at the same place as me, proving there is a great opportunity to progress into lots of other areas of the business.
All in all I was looking for a change and I think I have found the perfect place to move on in my life and career. I am surrounded by great people, doing an amazing job with excellent prospects. Even better is that I feel pride in myself as I am doing an amazing thing by helping save people’s lives by supporting St John Ambulance.
I plan to be here for a long time and keep meeting more and more great new talented people on the start of their fundraising journey!
Article by Gareth Whipps – Fundraiser – Warrington Team