Megan Charlton – GXO

Company: GXO

Role: HR Support Advisor (Graduate)

As a recent geography graduate, Megan has taken advantage of the opportunities the GXO graduate scheme offers. Following her final rotation, she’s opted to specialise in HR – something she hadn’t tried before.

“I was part of the Talent Management team in my final rotation, looking at the continuous performance management process as well as developing career pathways for different business functions.”

She spent a lot of time on research and analysis, speaking to people across all areas of the business about their career pathways and the skills, qualifications and behaviours required to take them to the next level.

“We’ve been trying to modernise the performance process, making sure everything is online and on one portal for people to input any performance goals and activities that they have discussed with their manager and strive to achieve.”

As part of the graduate scheme, Megan has been encouraged to undertake three qualifications: IOSH – Health and Safety, Transport Management CPC and a Level 3 Leadership and Management Apprenticeship, preparing her for a long and fulfilling career in the industry, with plenty of opportunity for growth.

The application process for the graduate scheme consisted of two interviews and an assessment day, but Megan quickly found that her well-organised and process-driven skill set put her in a strong starting position.

“I like planning my time and keeping track of everything in a logical way. I’m also a quick thinker, so a role in logistics suited me because it’s so fast-paced. I love variety and doing different things every day, so this is why I enjoy working in project management so much.”

Megan loves working in a team and meeting new people, knowing that the work she does contributes to their career progression and development. She also loves the challenges her new role presents as she completes the graduate programme with a permanent role as HR Support Advisor on one of GXO’s customer contracts.