This week Peter joined the H1 family as our Learning & Skills Lead. So we quickly asked him a few very important questions to introduce him to you all.
Do you have any nicknames?
I usually go by Sweeny or Pswee. Not very creative I know. Open to new ones!
Tea or coffee?
Coffee no sugar please.
Do you have any unusual skills?
I have a very photographic memory and very rarely forget a face or a name.
What's your favourite snack?
I am a sucker for a Pan au Chocolate
Dogs or cats?
Always dogs. I am allergic to cats!!
Where would you like your next holiday to be?
At this point I will happily go anywhere but most likely Brazil.
How did your H1 journey begin?
I got a call from Nick about this exciting opportunity at H1 and in all honesty I was sold after our first chat. Then after speaking with Sam it really just cemented I had made the right choice to join the team.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
Right now as I've just started I am unsure but I assume lots of planning and prepping to deliver an exciting and successful Kickstart programme.
Why is learning and skills important to you?
I believe learning and skills is extremely important. It’s a real opportunity to develop and work with our current staff across the organisation and further enhance their skills. Also it’s a chance to ensure our staff have the support and training they feel they need and they want. For new staff too, it’s a real chance to start imbedding our H1 values right at the very start of their journey with us.
With our Kicksart model again it is another massive opportunity for us to work and develop with a bunch of passionate young people who are really keen to get started in care but just need a little extra support to get there. That’s where we come in and help bridge that gap between skills and experience. This totally benefits the company as it gives us more resources from a more diverse background, that maybe our traditional recruitment process would not allow us to do.
What's the best part of your day?
I know I have just started, but most likely the best part of my day will be working with our Kicksarters and really developing them and seeing the progress they make. With the end goal in sight getting them a job in H1 so they then become colleagues.
And the worst part?
At this point I don’t have one but I reserve the right to come back to this LOL.
What makes you proud to be working with H1?
What I am most proud of is to be part of something brand new in terms of Learning and Skills and really create something that will benefit not only loads of young people over the years but our current staff and overall the company.
How would you describe H1 in three words?
Fun – Creative – Ambitious