Balancing a new role with family commitments

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Always looking to develop people

The company’s always looking to develop people and it seems like new opportunities come up almost every day

Tracy Thomson, Scotland

“This company’s always looking to develop people and it seems like new opportunities come up almost every day,” says Tracy, one of our team leaders in our bottling hall in Bellshill, Scotland.

Tracy started working with us on a temporary contract in 2010, and her potential was quickly spotted. She soon joined us full time and then was promoted to being a line co-ordinator.

And when we moved to a new way of structuring the bottling hall teams, and Tracy moved on once again.

 “Instead of being responsible for one line, I’m now working with six teams in each shift and that’s been a challenge,” says Tracy.

But little daunts Tracy

So she set about making the new role work for both her, and for the colleagues in the teams she was responsible for.

“I made a point of getting to know everyone and spending time on the lines with the teams, and I really do think this has worked. My experience here is that we’re all about looking after team members and making this a great place to work.”

Tracy’s husband Craig also works at SBP. So when their daughter was born, Tracy moved to permanent back shift, working from 2-10pm.

“Our hours means we can share the childcare, and this suits our family, so it works for us really well.

“The company’s grown so much since I joined, and continues to just get bigger and bigger. I think there are unlimited possibilities when it comes to career opportunities - and that’s not just where I work, but worldwide.”

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