Selwood offers a diverse range of career development opportunities, investing in employees to ensure that they progress to their full potential. Peter Beckett joined Selwood in 2003 and has progressed in his career with Selwood over the last 15 years from LGV Driver to Key Accounts Manager. Here’s his story.
“I joined Selwood straight from leaving the Army, starting out labouring and driving. This involved installation, deliveries and working on the crane. It was clear from the start that there would be room for career progression in the future, with Selwood recognising my potential. Initially our small depot was in Widnes but after several years we moved to a super depot in Kirby, meaning more opportunities for development.
I was keen to work in a sales-based role, so after around nine years with the company I was promoted to Customer Support Manager. Shadowing a team member who’d been in the role for fifteen years allowed me to grow further – I learnt what the customer wanted, what equipment goes to the site and the logistics of transport and labour.
After a year I was promoted again to Key Accounts Manager, which is the position I hold now. I’m just about to complete my NVQ Level 3 in Work Supervision and will continue to a management diploma – all thanks to Selwood. I provide assistance on site, carrying out site surveys and inspections. I’m responsible for packaging up jobs as entire quotes – including transport, equipment, manpower and generators. I’m also in charge of nurturing client relationships; one of my key clients is United Utilities and I’m responsible for providing specialist help, running safety briefings and ensuring everything runs smoothly.
Selwood recognises transferrable skills, and senior managers are proactively on the lookout for opportunities to help you progress your career with them. It’s a really good company to work for – I feel valued and I’m grateful for the useful training that I’ve been offered over the years to get me where I am now.”
At Selwood we are always looking for talented people to join our teams across the UK. Take a look at our Careers pages to see what positions we’re currently looking to fill.