Lucy Johnson – Wincanton

Company: Wincanton

Role: Early Careers Partner

In her role as Early Careers Partner, Lucy manages and coordinates Early Careers and entry talent activities, the associated governance that comes along with it and employee experience, delivering a diverse pipeline of colleagues and entry talent into Wincanton.

Lucy was attracted to the role because she felt it was an area of talent acquisition where she could make a real difference. Her only knowledge of logistics came from her previous role as a retail manager, where she regularly dealt with deliveries and management of stock in a fast-paced warehouse environment with changing priorities. The skills she picked up there, such as communication, team work, problem-solving and people management have proven transferable and valuable within her role at Wincanton.

Lucy relishes the wide range of initiatives she’s able to work on within her role in Early Careers. To support her ongoing development, she was also able to complete a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship with Wincanton.

When asked what the best parts of her job are, Lucy says: “It is really exciting to be involved in new projects and programmes, and to support candidates through their recruitment journey with us. Seeing candidates succeed and join Wincanton is always very rewarding, for me as well as for them!”

Recognised by the managers in her team, including the Talent and Development Director, with a Managers’ Choice award, Lucy was praised for her work ethic and being a ‘go-to’ person in the team to support various projects and queries.

“It was great to know that I am making a difference to the wider team objectives.”