A day in the life of a Syntegra team member

Like many companies, we invest in marketing ourselves as a fun, productive make-a-difference type of place to work.
We can tell you all the corporate messages we like to think attract the right calibre of candidate to apply to work with us when we are recruiting.
But actually, what better way to find out what life’s really like working for Syntegra than talking to some of our current team?
‘We asked three of them a series of questions aimed at encouraging them to open up honestly about their working life to try and give prospective colleagues a flavour of a day in the life of Syntegra,’ said Emily Snape, HR Executive.
‘Some of the key themes appeared to be no two days are the same due to the range of responsibilities, there are opportunities for growth and it’s an innovative, fun place to work with a positive culture.
‘We echo all of that and are delighted that’s their view of us.
‘We hope you take all their comments (below) on board and consider a role with us. If you’re hardworking, eager to learn and share ideas and knowledge to benefit clients and the world at large, and want variety in your day to day activities, then Syntegra and you might be a good match.’
For further details about current and forthcoming vacancies please click here: https://syntegragroup.com/about/join-our-team/
Alternatively, please contact our HR team directly via email at hr@syntegragroup.com

Ecology assistant, Veerle:

• What is your role?
I work as an ecological assistant, under Trish Holden. I assist her in her daily duties and I undertake some of my own tasks. My main aim is to unburden Trish with some of her workload and to be an effective team member of Syntegra’s team.

• What do you love most about your job?
I love the flexibility and that every day is different. I love to go out on field surveys and absorb as much knowledge as possible, I learn every day and Trish is a very good conveyor of knowledge.

• What opportunities do you see for yourself/the company on the horizon?
I hope to have proven my value to the company and my eagerness to learn. Maybe get hired after I graduate?

• Outline some of your tasks on a day to day/month to month basis
A description day to day is not possible due to the every changing nature of the job, however monthly: I write quotes, go on different site visits, write various reports, contact clients, schedule visits, manage emails and of course another task is to learn something new each day.

• Describe the culture of the organisation in three words
Hardworking, open and kind

• What attracted you to join the company in the first place?
The experience most the colleagues have, mostly Trish.

• Anything else you’d like to share with prospective colleagues
If you want to be accepted into this organisation (not that that is very hard), be hard working, eager to learn, smile and say good morning to your colleagues!

Apprentice Supplier Coordinator, Marianne:

• What do you love most about your job?
No two days are the same, there are always new challenges and new things to learn. Also, the people here are incredibly friendly and always happy to help.

• What opportunities do you see for yourself/the company on the horizon?
I feel that the business will continue to grow and I hope there will be the opportunity for me to continue to learn and develop within the company.

• Outline some of your tasks on a day to day/month to month basis
A large part of the role is communicating with both clients and consultants to ensure that projects run as smoothly as possible and the client has a positive customer experience.

• Describe the culture of the organisation in three words
Ambitious, friendly, professional.

• What attracted you to join the company in the first place?
I feel that the values of the company align with my own values, which is very important to me. Also, the fact that the company invests in employees and encourages them to continue to develop professionally was a huge factor in my decision to join the team.

• Anything else you’d like to share with prospective colleagues
Working at Syntegra is my first experience of working in an office-based environment and I’ve been made to feel welcome and supported and I feel very grateful to be a part of the team here.

Senior Air Quality Consultant, Sarah:

• What do you love most about your job?
It’s a good mix of technical work and customer service, projects are variable and there is a lot of opportunity for growth and development. I enjoy managing my own projects and getting a well- rounded experience in consulting instead of being pigeon -holed into just one aspect.

• What opportunities do you see for yourself/the company on the horizon?
Developing a larger air quality team and growing this service area.

• Outline some of your tasks on a day to day/month to month basis
Air quality assessments (mainly for planning), site visits, odour assessments, report writing, quotations

• Describe the culture of the organisation in three words
Innovative, Contemporary, Flexible

• What attracted you to join the company in the first place?
A lot of potential opportunities for growth and development.

• Anything else you’d like to share with prospective colleagues
There is a good working atmosphere in the office and great opportunities if you put in the effort. There is the freedom to challenge yourself, develop your career, and also gain experience in many areas.