Motorsport PDM Analyst
Background & Education
I spent most of my life growing up in Teesside - I hadn't traveled much when I was younger so for university I took the jump and moved to Bath. It seemed like a big deal to me at least! It was a difficult change for me, but one of the best decisions I ever made. I graduated with a First Class Masters Degree in Mathematics.
Any previous experience?
At university I tutored first year maths undergraduates for my department. I loved it - it really helped me develop my confidence while doing something I was passionate about. A summer during university, I did a placement in a Transport Planning role in Manchester. The placement really helped me narrow down what I enjoyed in a job and what I should pursue as a career after university.
Why did you join QR?
I liked the avenues that QR can offer an employee. You look at the job title of "Project Analyst" and wonder what that entails but there is so much it can be! Whether it's more data analysis, project coordination or something more technical - QR allowed me to find out what I enjoyed, and also what I am good at - and then the opportunities for me to grow and develop these areas.
What were your early experiences?
My first experience of QR was at the selection day. I was very nervous but the people there were incredibly lovely. It's only looking back now, I realise that the people I was talking to were high up in the company - you could never tell, they treat you just like a friend.
What are you most passionate about in QR?
I am most passionate that QR supports and encourages the wellbeing of their employees. Whether that is via the Wellbeing initiate or through the friendly culture of the company. There is really a culture of "work hard, play hard" and the social aspect of the company is really refreshing.
Tell us a QR highlight
I was super lucky to get a ride home (Coventry) from Woking in a McLaren 570S. It was pretty surreal to be driving down the M40 and watching people take videos and photos as you drive past... I love that QR gives the opportunities to build relationships with the client that gives you situations like that. I was so super super lucky!!!