Jo Thomas 2016I started with Assurity Consulting in June 2014 as a Consultant and since then have been progressed into the role of Consultancy Services Deputy Manager. I carry out Workplace Environmental Assessments for our customers and in doing so have learnt new technical skills and obtained a whole new area of knowledge about workplace compliance and how businesses operate.

I have been given the opportunity to manage our biggest contract, which involves maintaining good relationships and consulting on areas of compliance that they require support with. This has helped to evolve my commercial skills and expand the services we deliver. I have travelled all over the UK and to a few locations abroad, which has given me valuable opportunities to explore locations that I’d never been to before and to meet new people. I have had the opportunity to attend The Facilities Show, which was an invaluable insight into the industry and have also had the opportunity to attend some rather glamorous networking events; my favourite event involved sipping champagne and watching the sunset at a summer boat party on the Thames… need I say more?

The best thing about working at Assurity Consulting is without a doubt… the people. It is a pleasure to work with such a supportive team at Assurity Consulting and I also enjoy building relationships with existing customers. I never underestimate how lucky I am to have a career that enables me to meet new people every day.

Since completing my training with Assurity Consulting, I am technically competent to carry out Workplace Environmental Assessments to the required standards. I have also immersed myself as much as possible into the commercial side of my job as a Consultant, by attending networking events on a regular basis and learning as much as I can from my colleagues. 

After leaving university just a few days before I started my job at Assurity Consulting, the most significant learning curve for me initially, was adapting to working independently. Travelling to different sites and meeting people on my own has undoubtedly grown my confidence and resilience in ‘the real world’. Although I receive constant support from the management team and the rest of my colleagues, I must rely on my own planning and preparation… It’s safe to say good organisational skills were established from day one!