Why did you decide to join Entry Point North?
I previously worked abroad for a few years as cabin crew, which really allowed me to grow on both a personal and professional level. When I came back home to Belgium, I wanted to continue within the aviation industry and this job fits me perfectly. I get to work in an international setting, use my organizational as well as my administrative skills and learn more about aviation. It is interesting to look at aviation from a different angle this time around, with a focus on Air Traffic Control. Although it was a great experience working abroad, I also enjoy being back home and having a more stable life.
What is a typical day like as a Training Administrator?
Every day is different and there is always something happening. My day-to-day schedule is almost never the same because I have so many different tasks to complete. As a Training Administrator I am part of the Course Management Team and the go-to person for students and instructors. I provide the necessary support before, during and after the course. This involves coordinating with other departments about the delivery of training and fulfilling administrative routines during course preparation and course delivery.
What do you find most challenging about your role as Training Administrator, and most rewarding?
Working with people with such diverse backgrounds and nationalities can be challenging but at the same time the most rewarding. The nature of the job as a point of contact means there are many inputs and constant ideas on how we can improve and innovate.
Another challenge is that there are usually lots of last-minute changes to a course, so the role requires you to handle many tasks simultaneously, finish them in time and practice great communication skills so that everyone involved is informed.
I love that I have my own responsibilities and my own courses which I follow up from A-Z.
Tell us about your career development so far with Entry Point North.
I am happy that I have been trusted with side-projects already, although I have only worked here for six months. I am for example responsible for social media for our Belgian site and I got to support in organizing a leadership program for our management on-site, which was great fun.
Which of our core values is your favourite, and why?
I would say being OPEN MINDED and INNOVATIVE, as they are both equally important in the role as a Training Administrator. The need for shifting your way of operating so that it fits with the individual, requires you to practice both of these values at the same time.
What is it like to work at the site in Brussels?
I truly appreciate that my managers are approachable, make us all feel included, and that our opinions matter. We can talk about business-related matters and share a laugh together. I really have amazing colleagues around me here in Brussels which makes my workplace a happy place.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I love to travel, and so far I have visited 47 countries in 6 continents. I try to use every opportunity I have to discover a new place and go on an adventure. My latest trip was to Dubai where I lived when I was working abroad – it brought back some good memories and we got to enjoy the warm weather.