From Knaresborough, North Yorkshire to Auckland, New Zealand
Telesales Representative, Lawrence Ahern, shares why he stayed with FLEETCOR despite moving to the other side of the world.
How long have you worked at FLEETCOR?
I have been working for FLEETCOR for a little over two years and still really enjoy it, I’d say that comes down to the company moving at such a fast pace, it keeps you on your toes.
What have been your highlights so far?
My time so far at FLEETCOR has seen many highlights; A Sales incentive that ran last year saw 3 colleagues and myself go to Stamford Bridge to watch Everton vs. Chelsea in FLEETCOR’s corporate hospitality seats which included a 3 course meal, it really felt like a job well done!
You’ve moved from the UK to New Zealand but remained with FLEETCOR, how easy is it to move between FLEETCOR businesses internationally?
I had wanted to move to New Zealand for a while and had initially planned on moving the year before but had stayed in the U.K. mostly down to the fact that I was really enjoying my role and my development within the U.K. business. So in late 2016 when I saw that the New Zealand business was recruiting I told my Sales Manager that I wanted to apply and we sent my C.V. off to NZ. I then had a Skype interview with the New Zealand Sales Manager, this was at 8pm at night U.K. time and admittedly it was a little strange sitting on my sofa in a shirt and tie at that time. I heard back later that week that I had the job and 27 hours on planes later, New Zealand was my new home.
Would you recommend FLEETCOR as a place to work?
I have been welcomed into the New Zealand team with open arms and the office has a very similar atmosphere to the U.K. albeit a little smaller. I’m really happy that I have been able to complete my dream of moving to New Zealand and stay with FLEETCOR, I would recommend FLEETCOR to anyone and can’t see myself leaving.
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