This month’s sixty seconds is with one of our Office Assistants, Katie. She tells us about how she ended up joining the Diversity Travel team.
What does your job involve?
Essentially my role is to help ensure the smooth running of the office on a day-to-day basis. I also get involved with arranging company socials and events as well as helping to distribute reservation enquiries (which is probably the busiest part!)
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I’m seeking out a venue for our next company social and creating a plan for the team activities which is very exciting!
Also, as part of our monthly charity collection I’m working with a local foodbank, Manchester Central Foodbank, to find out what they’re in need of and how our staff donations can help with emergency food parcels. A general goal for me is to enhance the working environment where possible and I feel the monthly collections definitely help towards this in bringing the teams together.
How did you end up working for Diversity Travel?
Travel has been a huge part of my working life since graduating. I originally began working in the voluntary sector on various projects across Nepal, Guatemala and South Africa. I loved the variety of work involved, you never get the same day twice!
I was keen to develop my team leader skills but wanted to stay close to the voluntary sector which is how I came to join the Diversity Travel team. As many of our clients sit within the charity and not-for-profit sector and work on various projects across the world, it’s nice to feel I can relate to lots of the travellers we book for.
What is the best destination you have travelled to?
I guess it has to be my first volunteering experience 5 years ago in Nepal. It’s the one that had the biggest impression on me and inspired me the most, while also being a very tranquil and relaxing place to visit.
Next on my travel hit list is either Bali or Mexico.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things, what would they be?
That sounds like heaven! I would probably take a very large mojito, a journal to write in and some sort of music device and have a little party by myself!
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