Adriana Thompson – Wincanton

Company: Wincanton

Role: Lead Team Manager

Before getting stuck into the Wincanton Graduate Scheme, Adriana thought she knew what she wanted to do in logistics:
“My sole and main interest career wise was to become a project manager. But since starting the programme I’ve been introduced to a wide variety of intriguing roles in an ever-changing industry. Most importantly I’ve discovered a passion for working in operations and people management.”

Adriana’s journey has included stints in Darlington, Stockton and Lichfield working with brands such as Magnet, Morrisons and Screwfix. She’s been impressed by how well she and her fellow graduates have been developed in the workplace.

“I’ve seen how invested and dedicated the company is in regards to integrating new talent and graduates into the world of logistics, whatever your academic background. We’ve all been supported and encouraged to go for courses that’ll benefit our future within the company.”

And if Adriana had to share one bit of advice to someone considering a career in logistics?

“Get outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself!”