My career in the FM industry began 3 years ago when I joined Sodexo as an administrative to support the security service line in the UK & Ireland. At the time, I had taken a leap of faith and moved away from a comfortable, yet unfulfilling career in retail and accepted a job where I had no experience. Thankfully, my new manager saw something in me that she believed would benefit her team. Sodexo’s focus on improving the quality of life for its employees as well as its customers resonated with me and I knew I’d made the right decision.

My new role propelled me onto a fast-paced learning curve and I was quickly identified as harvesting potential to expand within the business. In the first 9 months, I was promoted to Security Coordinator where I could expand my impact even further. My success in the role was recognised on a national level and I was awarded Sodexo’s Rising Star in 2016. Beginning my fourth year with Sodexo, I have progressed further, now providing project management support to implement a global soft service initiative across the region, including security, cleaning, waste and horticultural services. I have also developed my passion for making a difference to people’s lives by being an active member of our internal diversity and inclusion workstreams. My current role is an important step in further expanding my FM knowledge and raising my profile to achieve my goal of progressing to increasingly more senior roles in the business, while improving the day-to-day lives of my colleagues and customers alike.