PG Paper is delighted to welcome two new logistics recruits, Bharat and Rahul, to our Greenock head office where they are going through our intensive logistics training programme. We caught up with them to find out how their training is going so far.
A very warm welcome to the PG Paper team and our logistics training programme. Have you worked in the logistics sector before?
Bharat: I joined PG Paper late last year, having worked in the logistics industry in India for a few years.
Rahul: This is my second job. I joined PG Paper in May last year after 9 years with the Siemens Group. At Siemens, I got the opportunity to train in Europe and loved that particular side of my position so I was looking forward to visiting Scotland as part of PG’s logistics training programme.
What interested you in logistics?
Bharat: It’s a truly international profession with different custom rules, laws, and documentation across borders. Logistics is both challenging and incredibly rewarding.
Rahul: I would agree with Bharat that logistics is a profession full of challenges, especially at the moment with global container shortages causing issues across so many sectors. It feels incredibly satisfying working to create solutions for these issues.
Have you ever been to the UK/Scotland before?
Bharat: This is a first for both of us. We’ve not been able to visit any tourist destinations yet due to the current Covid restrictions but our new training colleagues have been very welcoming. Scottish weather is very different from Indian weather. You regularly get all four seasons in one day!
Rahul: I’ve never been to Scotland before. Scotland is renowned internationally for its spectacular scenery and lovely people and that’s definitely been our experience of the local area so far.
How does Scottish food compare to Indian food?
Bharat: Indian food is spicy, salty, and crispy whereas there seems to be a sweetness to Scottish food. I think cuisines reflect their country’s climate and culture.
Rahul: It’s good to try new things and I look forward to restaurants opening soon to try some Scottish dishes.
Our lockdown is being eased within the next couple of weeks, is there anything you are planning on doing or places you would like to visit?
Bharat: We are hoping to do some sightseeing throughout the UK. Ideally, if restrictions allow, we would like to visit London.
Rahul: As well as London I would love to visit Glasgow and Edinburgh. Our colleagues have recommended lots of local beauty spots as well, so looking forward to seeing a bit of the UK.
How is your training going? What key things have you learned?
Bharat: I can’t believe we are two months through our training already. It’s going really well and I have learnt so much including customer service best practices, documentation procedures, and the importance of clear, regular communication. PG’s logistics service is at the core of the business and it is fantastic being part of it.
Rahul: I am learning so much and am delighted to be taking part in the training programme. We have spent a lot of time being trained in PG’s processes and procedures, on how to connect and work across departments, and the importance of always putting the customer’s needs at the centre of our work. It’s a very supportive structure, with room to learn.
What are the best things about working for PG Paper?
Bharat: I am really enjoying working at PG Paper. We are continually working to improve systems and processes to meet the company’s growing needs, so there is always opportunity to learn and develop my skills. There’s also a very friendly, professional and supportive culture in the organisation.
Rahul: I would wholeheartedly agree with Bharat. I’d also like to thank all our colleagues here, in particular Hannah and Fiona who are managing our training programme and are very supportive and helpful. It’s a great team at PG Paper and I’m delighted to be part of it.
Fiona Dempster, Head of PG Paper’s logistics division commented:
“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Bharat and Rahul to our team. PG Paper’s international employee training and development programme is developed and managed in-house and includes general orientation, onboarding, team training, and both technical and soft skill development. Our experienced, skilled staff are at the centre of our business and continual professional development ensures we both attract and retain the best people.”
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