In the first of a new series of insights into life behind the scenes at Garic, we talk to one of our service van operatives to delve into a Day in the Life of…. Jessica Moss
How long have you worked for Garic?
I have been with the company for 18 months.
What does your job involve?
Well initially I started off delivering and collecting Garic welfare vans, but within a month I’d progressed to being a service van operative which involves me driving all over the south of England replenishing and servicing the site welfare assets that Garic hires out. This includes delivering fresh water supplies, emptying waste and checking that our site welfare products are working as efficiently as the day they were delivered to the customer’s site. Garic is known for its quality products and service so everyone’s job involves making sure that this is delivered at every stage.
What are your roles and responsibilities?
I’m responsible for keeping products such as the welfare units and portable toilets serviced when they are out on hire. As my role is primarily meeting the customers who are actually using the products, I answer any questions they have, liaise with our fitters and gather all important customer feedback. As I’m based at the Sandy depot, I cover everywhere from London to Kent and Norwich and this can mean not only going to construction sites but visiting places like the BBC, airports and docksides. In any one week, I can cover up to 1,300 miles!
What do you like most about your job?
I just absolutely love driving. I like the freedom and never being in one place all the time; one day I could be at the seaside in the morning and central London in the afternoon. I get to meet so many different people who do a huge variety of jobs. There are some real characters!
What makes Garic a good company to work for?
Definitely the amount of opportunities there are for personal growth. A few weeks ago I went out with one of our HGV drivers for the day and decided that’s what I want to progress to next. I’ve already put my name down to train with the next intake and as it stands, I’d be the first female HGV driver here as well as the only female service vehicle operative. The company is flexible, supportive and I’d really encourage anyone, male or female, become a driver here. Garic really encourages equality.
Three hash tags you’d associate with Garic?
It’s hard to only choose three… I’d say #Progressive #EqualOpportunities #WorkFamily