Why did you decide to join Entry Point North?
I knew a little bit about the company, since my partner studied at Entry Point North in Malmö. I came to Sweden a few times and attended the graduation, and through my visits it just seemed like a friendly, open and nice atmosphere. Everyone was helpful, and I still feel that. So when there was an opening at the new site in Brussels, I decided to apply.
What is a typical day like as a Training Administrator?
On a typical day I come in to the office, have a little chat and catch up with people in the morning, check my e-mails, check any news on our intranet and then I go straight into my courses.
As Training Administrators, we engage with other departments to help organize the training of the courses we’re assigned to. We help to keep everything running smoothly and make sure all important information is logged from a regulation perspective. We interact with the client and students - if they need anything we're here for them. We oversee multiple courses at a time.
What do you find most challenging about your role as Training Administrator, and most rewarding?
Most challenging is to keep up with all the changes - in client requests, procedures and with regulations. It is a must to be on top of it. Most rewarding is to follow the students' progress during our longer courses and watch them finally get their ATCO license. It is great to get to know each other better for each day that passes, and I think we all appreciate the light-hearted atmosphere with laughs and jokes.
What achievement are you most proud of during your time as a Training Administrator?
I feel I've gained a lot more self-confidence in this role, by having to take responsibility and lead meetings for example. I have challenged myself and grown from it.
Which of our core values is your favourite, and why?
It would be OPEN MINDED. You have to practice it when you work with people from different cultures and who are different from you. I really enjoy coming in and speaking to all the people at work - students, instructors, Training Specialists and Training Administrators. You learn new things all the time, whether it is something cultural or something aviation-based.
Tell us about what it's like working at the site in Brussels.
The office space is bright and open. We have flex rooms to use if you want to work somewhere quiet. Everyone is friendly and you can always go have a chat by the coffee machine. We also have an amazing restaurant on the premises with nice staff - be aware as you may end up eating too much.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Walking the dogs, we have two Cockapoos, and spending time in the nature. Sometimes we also go camping.