Tell us about a typical day in your role at James Cropper.
It’s always a varied day but it always starts the same way - with a brew! Once I am at my desk, I look at any quality issues that may have arisen through the night and then we have our daily morning production meeting to support the finishing department. Once the meeting has finished, I look at progressing projects and moving them onto the part of the process.
Aside from that, I act as a quality representative in many process improvements. Assisting with operator engagement, training and changes to the way we do things, in order to improve the quality of product we produce so you’ll find me assisting key stakeholders at the mill with quality improvements and customer management.
During your career at James Cropper, what has been your most memorable highlight?
Achieving the qualifications in the graduate scheme is up there but right now, I’d say my greatest highlight has been securing the opportunity to work with such a variety of people at James Cropper and learning from them.
The ‘poppy paper’ we create for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal makes me feel immensely proud of James Cropper and being part of the team. It’s made for such a great cause, and it is very patriotic!
I am at the very start of my career, so I am sure there are lots more memorable moments to come!
Who do you most admire in the industry?
Steve Mann- Our Paper Science tutor when we did our qualifications. He literally knows everything about paper making.
Which three things would you take to a desert island?
1. A swingball (so I can play on my own for entertainment)
2. Unlimited supply of cocktails
What’s your guilty pleasure?
One? There are a few more than that!
Curling up on the sofa in my PJs with the dogs, watching crime documentaries and going to the gym every single day to do martial arts - it’s basically my social life so I am counting it as a guilty pleasure! Oh, and all things food!