Sian

Sian

Sian

Development Project Manager (New Business)

Property and maintenance

Joined: 2003

Guinness funded me through my HNC in Construction and has really helped me to develop my career.
Sian

I joined Guinness as a customer services officer straight from university – 12 years ago now! My career has developed so much since then, and I've progressed to become a manager, moving from customer service to maintenance and then into development. Guinness really supported my transition offering me the right training to develop along the way.

What's kept me here all these years? I genuinely enjoy my job and I absolutely love being able to make a difference to people's lives. As an organisation, we spend a third of our rental income on repairing properties. It's things like that which make you feel such a great sense of purpose. Seeing a completed property handed over to residents is the best thing. No two days are ever the same, but every one of them is rewarding.

We are well paid for our roles and the benefits are great. Guinness supported me through my maternity leave and I initially came back doing part-time hours. I'm now back to full-time and loving it! It's a great working environment – everyone is friendly and helpful and we all get along well.

Quick questions

1.

In three words describe what it is like to work at Guinness.

It's rewarding, challenging and purposeful.

2.

Why should someone come and work at Guinness?

The job satisfaction and the variety.

3.

How has Guinness supported your personal and professional development?

The organisation has funded me through an HNC in Construction to support me in my current role. They also helped me to develop my people management skills when I took on new responsibilities.

Career timeline

2003

Customer Services Officer

2004

Maintenance Surveyor

2005

Development Project Manager (New Business)