Get to Know The Automotive Team - Sheerness

Sarah Mortimer

How old are you?

27

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Recruitment

How long have you worked for Igloo?

1 year 4 months

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

I have been recruiting with an amazing team at sheerness and getting good quality staff in.

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with Family and my beautiful 5 year old daughter

What type of music are you into?

I enjoy music to the extent that I will listen to anything. Except grunge

What was your dream job when you were a child?

A missionary/ outreach worker

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Chocolate, Insect spray, Bikini

Favourite food:

Beef Roast dinner

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..

Sandra Bullock


Christine George

How old are you?

Nearer 60 than 50

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Sheerness Compound

How long have you worked for Igloo?

Within the compound 20years. For igloo 2years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Becoming Compound Manager

What are your interests outside of work?

Reading True Crime

What type of music are you into?

You play it, ill dance to it

What was your dream job when you were a child?

I wanted to be a librarian

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Chocolates, sunglasses, toilet roll

Favourite food:

Chocolate

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..

Ruby Wax


Gabby

How old are you?

I am 27

What department do you work in at Igloo?

I work in recruitment – onsite

How long have you worked for Igloo?

I have worked for Igloo for just under 7 years now.

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Filling bookings !

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with my daughter, family and reading.

What type of music are you into?

I will listen to anything !

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Physiotherapist !

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

  • My daughter
  • Beer
  • A boat to take me back to mainland !

Favourite food:

Hummus & Pitta !

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Melissa McCarthy



Get to Know The Recruitment Team - Head Office

Conor Parish

How old are you?

27

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Transport

How long have you worked for Igloo?

7 years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Progressing from an administrator all the way up to where I am now

What are your interests outside of work?

I’m a big football fan, I follow Tottenham and Kidderminster Harriers

What type of music are you into?

I am a very open-minded person so I will listen to anything

What was your dream job when you were a child?

I’m sure most lads will agree with me in becoming a professional footballer

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Football Manager, Bag of Skittles and a Hammock

Favourite food:

A Sunday Roast

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….

I think it would have to be Ryan Reynold, some people say I look like him!


Laura Dalby

How old are you?

24 Years old

What department do you work in at Igloo?

I work in the Transport department.

How long have you worked for Igloo?

I have worked at Igloo for 3 Years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Working with a great team

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with my daughter and Partner

What type of music are you into?

Chart music

What was your dream job when you were a child?

My dream job when I was younger was a Beauty Therapist/Hairdresser after completing the training I decided it wasn’t for me.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

 Phone, Make-up, Bed

Favourite food:

Anything Mexican

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..  In a movie of my life I think I would be played by Amy Schumer.


Tracey Hamilton

How old are you?

52

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Automotive, Head Office

How long have you worked for Igloo?

5years on and off

What are your interests outside of work?

Family

What type of music are you into?

All sorts

What was your dream job when you were a child?

As a child my dream job was to be a nurse

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

My daughters, our dog and Bacardi

Favourite food:

Chinese

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…   Helen Mirren



Get to Know The Payroll Team

Sophie Lunn

How old are you?

25

What department do you work in at Igloo?

I work in the Payroll department at our Head Office in Hinckley

How long have you worked for Igloo?

Since July 2016, so just over 4 years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

I think the Christmas parties and organised nights out have to be the biggest highlight

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy going on spontaneous days / nights out, spending time with my daughter, family and friends

What type of music are you into?

POP music, and anything other than kids programme theme tunes!

What was your dream job when you were a child?

My dream job when I was little was to work on a cruise ship as a hairdresser

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Definitely wine, snacks and a boat

Favourite food:

Ribeye steak with peppercorn sauce

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…

Lacey Turner


Paulina Dziewiecka

How old are you?

26

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Payroll Department

How long have you worked for Igloo?

Since December 2018 – almost 2 years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

At the beginning, I was taking care of the transport payroll. After few months I took over some of the Automotive sides. Recently I am responsible for the whole payroll with my lovely colleague Sophie. I also helped our Accounts Team with the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme.

What are your interests outside of work?

Sports- especially skiing and music.

What type of music are you into?

Dance/EDM, house. However, I can listen to any kind of music.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

A lawyer

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

  • Food
  • Water
  • Family

Favourite food:

Steak

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Jennifer Lawrence



Get to Know The Resourcing Team

Jam Mawby

How old are you?

35

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Business Support Team

How long have you worked for Igloo?

7 and half years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

There have been a few things…. being part of the team that setup a workforce of around 100 workers from scratch for a client in Kent.
I was also responsible for overseeing a successful audit by Government officials as well as several audits by our clients during 2019.

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with my kids, football and socialising with friends and family.

What type of music are you into?

Indie, a lot of love for Oasis and Liam Gallagher

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Sports Journalist

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

A football
A box of Beer
A BBQ

Favourite food:

Chicken & Ribs

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..  Ricky Gervais


Amber Berryman

How old are you?

20

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Resource department at the Igloo Head Office in Hinckley

How long have you worked for Igloo?

1 year and 6 months

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Providing outstanding customer service and professionalism throughout my work at igloo

What are your interests outside of work?

Shopping and drinking cocktails

What type of music are you into?

Everything apart from Drum and Bass

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Being a secret Agent for the government

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Cocktails, hair products and make up

Favourite food:

Mexican

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..

Margot Robbie


Andzelika Makowska

How old are you?

I am 20 years old.

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Head office resource department

How long have you worked for Igloo?

7 months

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Providing outstanding customer service and professionalism throughout my work at Igloo

What are your interests outside of work?

My interests outside work are Photography, Logo designing, Urban fashion blogs also my main interest is vehicle modifications and automotive/transport photography.  I also have a reptile bearded dragon called Lucifer which I love to be around with.

What type of music are you into?

I am mainly into R&B music

What was your dream job when you were a child?

My dream job when I was a child was to become a Crime scene photographer.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

  • Food
  • Lucifer (bearded deagon)
  • Camera

Favourite food:

My favourite food is PIEROGI all the way!

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Joker


Richard Buckle

How old are you?

52

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Currently being inducted and trained

How long have you worked for Igloo?

1 week 4 Days

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Meeting the Team

What are your interests outside of work?

Cars, Motorbike, Boats, kylie, Rachel Riley

What type of music are you into?

Nearly anything

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Navy

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Kylie, Rachel Riley, Beer

Favourite food:

Anything, Everything

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Steve McQueen



Get to Know The Accounts Team

Mike Scott           

How old are you?

46 (feel younger)

What department do you work in at Igloo?

I currently split my time between the Back Office/Accounts functions and the managing the Vehicle Compound teams.

How long have you worked for Igloo?

I joined as Company Accountant in April 2012

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

There’s lots I’m proud of; setting up a Payroll Bureau from scratch, implementing new software with my colleague Kieran, successfully running the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme, being part of the team that made the Fastrack 100 two years running.  However, I think the greatest pleasure comes from having seen staff in my team develop their skills, knowing that I’ve been part of their progress.

What are your interests outside of work?

Football – I help to coach my son’s youth team, watching Kettering Town FC, cricket, listening to music, gardening and spending time with my family.

What type of music are you into?

Lots of genres –  60’s, Motown, Northern Soul, Alternative, Indie, New Wave, Mod, Punk, Ska…..

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Chartered Accountant.  I thought they drove Mercs and spent Friday afternoons playing golf.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

The missus and my two kids.

Favourite food:

Italian

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Jason Statham


Kieran Flood

How old are you?

30

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Accounts

How long have you worked for Igloo?

Since March 2014.

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

I am delighted with my development over the six years with the company. From preparing my first set of accounts to receiving my ACCA membership certificate, I have always been provided with ample opportunities to grow and develop.

What are your interests outside of work?

Veganism, Politics, American Football and failing at fantasy football each year.

What type of music are you into?

My most played artists are Pixies, Smiths and Arctic Monkeys.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Accountant.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

My house. My dog. My passport.

Favourite food:

Zizzi’s vegan Rustica Jackfruit Italian Hot pizza FTW. (now available at Sainsbury’s for £4.50)

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by Joaquin Phoenix.

Note: the photo with the elephant is at an elephant sanctuary, for elephants who have been previously exploited. Do not ride elephants!



Get to Know The Compliance Team

Jess Lissaman

How old are you?

21

What department do you work in at Igloo?

I work in the Compliance and Business Support department at our Head Office in Hinckley.

How long have you worked for Igloo?

I started working for Igloo March 2019, so just over a year and a half.

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

My highlight would be that I started working for Igloo having no admin or compliance experience before and now I’m overseeing the Compliance department.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy health and fitness, so I’ll occasionally take part in wolf runs. I have recently passed my level 2 fitness instructor qualification and I’m now working towards my level 3 personal trainer qualification. I also enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.

What type of music are you into?

I don’t listen to a specific genre and will happily listen to anything.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

As a child my dream job was to be a dancer and/or dance teacher. I ended up coaching cheerleading for 8 years and studying dance full time.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

  • My dog
  • Water
  • A boat (to get off the island)

Favourite food:

I can’t just pick one!… It will have to be steak, pasta or fajitas.

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Scarlett Johansson

 


Uma Bista

How old are you?

36

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Head office – Compliance.

How long have you worked for Igloo?

1.5 years.

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Working in both compliance and payroll.

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with my daughter.

What type of music are you into?

Any type depending on mood

What was your dream job when you were a child?

To be successful whatever I do.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Phone , spicy noodles, water

Favourite food:

Prefer vegetable/seafood – spicy

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..

I don’t know yet.



Truck Driver Essentials

Truck Driver Essentials

An experienced truck driver has probably mastered the driver essentials however, if you are new to truck driving then keep reading!

As a truck driver you cannot guarantee that you will be driving the same truck daily therefore, you’ll need a suitable portable bag to keep all your essentials in a safe place. You’ll want to choose the right size bag for the length of the shift that you are doing. Depending on how long you are out on the road for will mean that you might need to downsize your essentials bag.

Below is a list bags that we believe to be in an affordable price range and suitable for your essentials bag.

Boohoo Man Holdall

Brasilia Medium Holdall

Under Armour Duffel Bag

What are some essentials that you might need?

  • Satnav – Ensure that it’s an HGV satnav as drivers can be fined if they are using a car sat nav
  • Spare hi vis
  • First aid kit
  • Gloves
  • Water
  • Pencil and/or pen
  • Paper
  • Depending on the length of your shift you might want a spare change of clothes
  • Driving licence, Digi Tacho, CPC and any qualification for the job
  • Spare digital tacho paper
  • Spare pare of glasses if needed for driving
  • Safety boots
  • Exemption certificate if applied (some people have these for not wearing a seatbelt for medical reasons)

FAQs

Q. Are you recruiting now?

A. Yes, the business is constantly growing therefore new job opportunities are always becoming available.

 

Q. What qualities do you look for in a candidate?

A. We look for candidates who are enthusiastic, driven and hard working.

 

Q. How do I apply?

A. To apply for your desired role you’ll need to call into our head office to discuss the position further (if you have applied trough one of our job sites then we will contact you). Our consultants will then go through the interview process with you. Once the interview has been completed, you’ll be sent a link to the application pack. As well as being sent the application pack you’ll be asked to provide all the relevant identification documents.

 

Q. Can I apply on my phone or does this need to be completed on a computer?

A. The application process can be completed on your phone as well as on the computer.

 

Q. How can I be sure my application has been received?

A. When you have completed the application pack it will say that it has been signed and sent off. Our compliance team will then work through all the application packs. Once we have received yours our consultants will be in touch with you regarding the next step.

 

Q. Can I work for your agency whilst furloughed by my current employer?

A. The government coronavirus job retention scheme allows for furloughed workers to seek work elsewhere whilst being paid by their primary employer.

 

Q. What’s the difference between PAYE and LTD?

A. PAYE (Pay As You Earn) means that your employer will deduct tax and national insurance contributions from your wages before paying your wages.

LTD (limited company) is its own legal entity. The director of the LTD company will need to keep up with any tax filing and administrative tasks. You can register as a LTD company through Companies House.

 

Q. Why do I need to prove that I work in the UK?

A. You must prove your right to work in the UK to ensure that employers, like Igloo, are complying with UK law when employing people within the UK. Failing to ensure that our employees can prove their right to work in the UK can carry severe penalties such as fines and imprisonment.

 

Q. What driving licences do we need?

A. If you are applying for any position in which you will move a car on site or drive off site then we require you to send in a front and back copy of your driving licence. We will then ask you to prove a DVLA check. If you apply for a job as a class 1 driver, we will ask you to provide front and back copies of your driving licence, driver card and driver qualification card.

 

Q. Why do I have to complete a DVLA check?

A. Before you go on site you must complete a pre-employment DVLA check to ensure that you comply with all requirements before we offer you any work. A DVLA check will also then be completed every three months so that we can keep our system updated. To complete a DVLA check you need to follow the below link and create a share code. This share code will then be sent over to your consultant and they will complete a DVLA check from there. If there are any problems with your licence or if the consultants have any questions regarding what codes might be showing, then the we will be in contact with you.

Create a DVLA share code

 

Q. How many points can I have on my driving licence?

A. Due to insurance purposes for most of our positions, the maximum amount of points that you can have on your licence is 6 for minor offences. However, this is not always the case so please do no be put off applying!


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How to: Improve your CV

If you’re looking around for a new job the first thing to do is to spruce up your CV.

What is a CV?

A CV, also known as a curriculum vitae, is an overview of your education, achievements, work history and qualifications. This is the first thing that recruiters will see therefore, it needs to make a good impression. A poorly written CV could mean that you won’t even be considered for an interview.

What should you include in your CV?

There is no structure to a CV and every CV will be different however, there is some key information that should be included.

  • Contact details (ensure you have double checked these and that they are correct)
  • A personal statement (include a brief summary about yourself and what you are looking for)
  • Previous work experience (include a description of your job role)
  • Education
  • Qualifications
  • References (occasionally available upon request)

Follow our top tips to make your CV stand out from the crowd.

  1. Make your CV easy to read

Don’t make your CV too long, a standard CV should be between 2-3 pages long. Use headings to separate your work history from your qualifications. Make them stand out by making them bold and underlined. Also, ensure that the font is readable, clear and professional. This will make the CV appear professional and reader-friendly for the recruiter.

 

  1. Break up texts, don’t do big paragraphs

Ensure you don’t have big paragraphs. Big blocks of text will make the important information hard to locate. Recruiters have a big pile of CVs to go through daily so a CV with big paragraphs that is not easy to read is most likely to go in the no pile. Keep the text brief however, informative.

 

  1. Add contact details and double check they are correct!

There have been many occasions where our consultants have read a CV and thought the candidate would be perfect for the job role however, their contact details were incorrect on the CV meaning that we are unable to interview them. Ensure that your details are correct so that you don’t miss out on any job opportunities.

 

  1. Check spelling and grammar

Ensure that you proofread your CV. Imagine spending all that time trying to perfect your CV to then send it off with a typo and other inaccuracies.

 

  1. Tailor your CV to the job role you are applying for

Tailoring your CV to the job role means that you can include and highlight the relevant qualifications, skillset and achievements for the job role. You can also then go into more detail on the previous job roles that are similar to the one you are applying for.

 

What not to include

  • Don’t include personal information (nationality, gender and marital status) – Recruiters are not allowed to make a decision based upon this information. Therefore, this does not need including in your CV. Some companies may have certain requirements depending on the contracts (for example, age) however, this will most likely be on the job advert or the recruiter will ask you.

 

  • Personal hobbies - Some companies will tell you that you should include hobbies however, others tell you to stay away from this. Most people will include the same hobbies (travelling, reading and socialising) however, this will not add any value to your CV. If you’re hobbies relate to the job role or show your potential of taking on challenges that is a bonus. If you’re hobbies include anything that will make you stand out from the crowd (such as charity work) the include it!