After completing his A-levels, Josh spent three years in Leeds studying for a BA (Hons) in Retail Management; graduating with a first class degree in 2015. Moving home to Bury St Edmunds that summer, he worked as a human resources coordinator, before joining Servest in March 2016.
SERVEST JOURNEY SO FAR
After an unconventional application process and a rigorous assessment day, Josh was a successful candidate for Servest’s two-year future leader programme. He was joined by five others and put to work for the first ten months in a number of key head office functions such as human resources, sales, payroll, marketing and finance.
Josh was selected for his leadership potential, personality fit, and willingness to build fruitful working relationships, which all reflect the core Servest values. Josh enjoys the challenges his role presents, the culture and working alongside mentors who are helping with his professional development. He enjoys using social media to share his experiences of the programme and is looking forward to mentoring the next intake of future leaders.
“I’ve enjoyed having a lot of exposure to all the head office functions, this has given me a solid understanding of what is needed to run a successful facilities management company.” – Josh
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Having had a taste of various areas of the functions at head office, Josh looks forward to spending time in each of Servest’s main operational divisions; receiving hands-on experience in catering, security, building services and cleaning, amongst others. He is excited to learn more about the day-to-day practical side of the business and implementing what he’s learnt at head office out in the field.