Employee of the Month, June 2017- Pete Barrington
Congratulations to The Contact Company’s Employee of the Month for June, Pete Barrington.
Pete is a Learning & Development Trainer here at TCC and supports the training of both new and existing employees; always giving 110% to each of his training sessions and showing genuine care for all within his training group.
We received an influx of nominations for Pete from TCC colleagues. Here’s just a few of the great things people had to say:
“One of the best Trainers I’ve had in any job- such a positive attitude towards everything. Whenever I needed help, he was there to help me. Pete has made our training a fun and educational experience.”
“Pete is a great Trainer, and so friendly! He’s made us all feel really welcome and ready to start on the campaign- he’s very approachable.”
“Pete brings a whole new meaning to ‘above and beyond’! He’s clearly passionate about his role and is so approachable and friendly. I thought the first two weeks were going to be petrifying, but he’s made it a great experience. Pete has made me feel excited and ready to come in to work- I feel like a new person! I put this down to him, his welcoming attitude and eagerness to teach.”
Pete’s Line Manager and Training Lead, Kaley Foran: Pete is one of the best Trainers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. His training skills are second to none and it’s great to have him in the L&D team. I’m so pleased that his skills have been recognised across the business.
We had a chat with Pete to find out what he finds most challenging about his job and where he sees himself in 5 years’ time…
1.What is the best thing about your job?
I enjoy meeting new people and introducing them to the company, as well as helping individuals to gain new skills and knowledge.
2. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with my daughter, playing football and watching TV/Films- pretty standard, really!
3. Is there anything that people may not know about you?
I do a Pro Wrestling podcast called Talking Schway.
4. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
A giraffe, because I think they look pretty cool… (Fun fact: If a giraffe drank boiling water, it would be cold by time it reached its stomach).
5. What do you find most challenging about your job?
People not turning up on time for training can be very frustrating, but the most challenging, and rewarding aspect of my role, is helping develop our existing staff in to other areas of the business; such as Bank Trainers, or through our Team Leader development projects.
6. What is your greatest achievement?
Outside of work, raising my daughter has been the greatest thing I have done. In work, helping to design, test and train-out a brand new CRM system, which involved me travelling to help train our clients across sites in London and Milton Keynes.
7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Hopefully happy in whatever I am doing. I am a simple man and as long as people close to me are happy, then so am I.
Congratulations, Pete, and thank you for all of your hard work.