Just over 18 months ago Roz joined Box & Charnock as a receptionist, greeting visitors, manning the switchboard and also helping out in the accounts department when they were busy.
When a full time position arose in the accounts department Roz agonised about whether to apply for the job or not. “It was definitely a step in the right direction in terms of a career but I was lacking confidence and really felt that I didn’t have the right skills, although in effect I had been doing the job on an ad hoc basis for a while,” explained Roz.
Roz’s colleagues in the accounts department thought differently and really encouraged Roz to apply for the job. “Everyone seemed to see I had the potential to do the job well apart from me”, explained Roz.
But, just as Roz was about to start her new job she was involved in a car accident which required her to take three months off work. “I had been with Box & Charnock less than two months when I had the accident. I was very concerned about taking so much time off so soon into a new job. But I needn’t have worried. The company were very understanding and their only concern was that I recovered fully from the accident and returned to work only when I was ready”
Roz has since returned to work and is continuing to progress her skills and knowledge in the accounts department. Part of her development includes more structured learning and she has just enrolled on a company sponsored Accounts Level II Apprenticeship for which she will attend Bedford College one day per week.
“Box & Charnock has been very good to me and fully supported me though all the ups and downs of the last twelve months. The management team are very keen to help everyone progress and it makes for a really happy working environment,” said Roz.
Outside work and with physiotherapy nearly completed, Roz enjoys boxing and running.