Rosie Ellor

Job title? Operational trainer.

What does your job entail? I am responsible for the full learning journey of the team at MLAS, from the new starter induction, their initial training plan and all ongoing learning and development. There will be a lot of “behind the scenes” work as well, to plan what training and development is required within the business and I’m looking forward to working closely with our team leader, Kerith, and the rest of the leadership team on this. It’s a new role for me and I am really looking forward to getting stuck in, and with a great team around me I’m feeling really excited for the future.

When did you join the company? I joined the company as an administrator in April 2018, and started my role as operational trainer in October 2021.

What is your favourite thing about working at MLAS? I like the fact that we are a team who are always striving towards the same goals. Our management team are really open about what our goals are and what is expected of us and it really feels like everyone is working towards the same thing, regardless of your role within the business. It’s a really nice feeling when we do achieve success, being able to share it with so many people and knowing how hard everyone has worked.

It has also helped me a lot as I move into my new role, as although I have my own objectives to work towards, the main objective hasn’t changed so it’s been clear from day 1 what I need to focus on to succeed.

Funny story/fun fact about yourself? My first job was in a party and fancy dress shop. From time to time we would be asked to work in fancy dress, and I actually spent my first ever day of work dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. People I went to school with would come in and see, so at 16 years old I was absolutely mortified, but now I look back I wish I’d had more fun working there!!

Favourite thing to do outside of work? Watching motorsport. I love F1 and MotoGP, but my real passion is speedway. I’ve supported the Sheffield Tigers since I was a child and been all over the UK watching different meetings, I even met my boyfriend through it as he is a big fan too (although he does support a rival team!). We have recently been to Torun in Poland to watch the Grand Prix, speedway is a big sport there and watching it in a huge stadium with tens of thousands of really passionate fans was an incredible experience.

What‘s the best piece of advice someone has given you? One of my previous managers would always say to me, when he saw I was going to take a call, “remember they can hear you smile” – I’ve always remembered that, not just at work but I do find it is a simple way of feeling good and making other people feel good. Of course we should never hide how we feel but I think it’s amazing how much such a simple act can instill a bit of positivity in you and everyone around you.

15 October 2021

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