Antonia Connelly-Johnston first joined the team in 2017, as an apprentice. Antonia sat down with us to talk about what attracted her to go-centric, her hopes and ambitions for the role and the biggest challenges since joining.
Please can you describe your role within go-centric?
I started my career with go-centric at age 17 as an Apprentice three years ago. Since then, I have had so many different roles and I’m now Executive Assistant to Kelly – our Service Delivery Director.
I really love working so closely with Kelly and I’m loving the varied nature of the new job. I was previously Senior Service Delivery Executive supporting 60 of our core service clients.
How do you start your working day?
I try to go through all my emails and make a ‘to-do’ list each day – but it doesn’t always work out like that… anything can pop up during the day and if it’s urgent I have to handle it straight away. go-centric is just so busy – no day is ever the same – and I think this is a great thing.
What does your typical day consist of?
There is no ‘typical day’! I work alongside Kelly and we are constantly delivering something different or solving problems. It’s challenging but really rewarding.
Who do you work with / who is in your team?
I line manage our Office Coordinator, Jennifer McCoid. Jennifer manages our office and admin.
How has the Pandemic impacted your role – Have you seen any benefits?
During the Pandemic, go-centric has grown so fast. I’ve met and spoken to so many new people – which I love! Whilst meeting people has mainly been virtual, we are now starting to get back into the office from time-to-time to support inductions and organise equipment and kit – it has been nice to meet people in person!
What tips could you give someone who wants a career within go-centric? What are the most important skills and attributes?
At go-centric we all work together as a team – cross team and cross department – and everyone knows and helps each other. So, you would need to be great at working in a team. It’s fast-paced, so you would need to be on the ball all the time – and being a people person helps!
What’s the best thing about go-centric?
The people. go-centric is like a family. It’s an amazing place to be.