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.
And we’re recruiting! So, if this sounds like the right environment for you, check out our recruitment page or get in touch; SpeakToUs@WeAreC.Co