After graduating from the University of Birmingham James joined Servest in the summer of 2013 as part of the Time & Attendance team. In April 2014, James moved to the payroll team, focusing on the Catering Division, where he enjoyed the extra responsibility of processing a near £2m per month payroll.
“The fast growth and entrepreneurial spirit drew me in and I very much wanted to kick-start my career and grow with the company.”
Future Leader Programme
James applied for the Future Leader programme in late 2014 and after a challenging selection process, he was offered one of the ten available positions. James was elated to be chosen as one of Servest’s Future Leaders, as he knew what a fantastic opportunity it was. He couldn’t wait to get started.
The first Future Leader programme kicked off in March 2015 and James is being mentored throughout by Servest’s CEO, Rob Legge. James feels privileged to have such exposure to the higher levels of the business. In their meetings, Rob has provided him with invaluable advice and guidance in James’ fledgling managerial career. James enjoys having frequent job rotations it has allowed him to assess his strengths and pick up new skills.
“I have really enjoyed the innovative programme structure, and the format has really helped me determine the direction I wish my career to take.”
Throughout the two year programme, the Future Leaders are studying for an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualification. James has always been impressed with Servest’s attitude to staff training, and feels there is a real culture of development; employees are actively encouraged to participate in professional growth through bespoke training programmes. James is very much looking forward to the remainder of the programme and a long career with Servest.