The first week was a whirlwind introduction to all things C.Co, meeting the team, working through the rather creative induction pack and getting hands on with the first assignment. Having had a bit of lie-in on my first day (a treat in itself!) I made my way to headquarters and had my lovely welcome from the team and a tour of the office courtesy of Nicky. I wasn’t the only newbie to the team however, my new colleague, Haris, started at the same time as me so I had somebody else to share the experience with!
Working through the initial steps of getting setup and getting everything working, I was then able to dive straight into the induction pack which contained lots of different tasks and activities. But before all this, I was able to spend some time with the MD, Richard, and we spent more time discussing favourite pastimes and passions, which we found to have a few in common. Myself and Haris worked together through multiple questions and found that there were some picture taking requirements within the pack. I have to confess however being as camera shy as I am, I just about managed a promise to have a picture taken for my website profile. I didn’t get any selfies however… (shame on me!).
I spent some time with Nat, Nicky and Sanjeet to understand how the business works, what C.Co means as an organisation, as well as getting to know them all a bit better too. They further confirmed my belief that C.Co is the place for me. It is a great feeling to be working with a dynamic and forward thinking team. I don’t know where Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday went but they flew by. I also got a chance to meet a couple of the associates, Graham and Pam, who were both lovely and I look forward to working with them.
I was quickly assigned my first deadline, which is working on a bid and it has been really interesting so far. There has been lots of reading required but it’s a flashback to my Masters and whilst challenging, I absolutely loved it and how much I learnt. I also spent some time learning about not 1 but 2 ongoing projects that I will be working on; I said I wanted a challenge and so far C.Co has not failed to deliver. I don’t think I have slept as well as I did last week, just from the sheer overload of information but its been refreshing; the work and the sleep. I am looking forward to being on client site next week and meeting this deadline. I will also be getting back to my finance roots and be spending some time on unit costing, that will be interesting!
Well the first week has flown by, I can only imagine that will be the same of the second, I am already looking forward to all the challenges and experiences that lie ahead. C.Co has been everything I thought it would be and I hope in time, it will be that and even more.