As a Warehouse Operative specialising in Exports, Sam Gill organises the shipment of C-TEC products to customers all over the world. From accurately picking products to securely packing them to meet each country’s specific requirements, Sam’s the man when it comes to overseeing the safe delivery of our overseas orders.
When did you start working at C-TEC?
In 2018. I’m a chef by trade and worked at ASK Italian restaurants all over the North-West for 15 years. I loved being a chef but had to change direction as the long hours weren’t compatible with family life. Looking back, applying to work at C-TEC was the best move I ever made.
What do you like about your job?
It’s all go in the warehouse! With my catering background, I’m used to working in a fast-paced environment and it suits me to be active. Operating the forklift and packing boxes is a great way to keep fit. The best part of it though is the people I work with. We’re a good team – we all get on well, there’s a lot of banter and we have a laugh while we are working. We’re always messaging each other on our WhatsApp group and meet up for a beer outside work when we can. I also like the staff canteen – it’s a real perk. The food’s good, there’s a friendly atmosphere and the ladies go the extra mile to make everyone feel welcome.
What’s the training like?
Fantastic. I’ve been on so many training courses since I started. I’m now a trained first aider and qualified in all aspects of forklift truck driving including Reach, Counterbalance and Side Loader. I’ve also attended Master Classes in Leadership Principles, Effective Communication, Performance Management and Team Building which will stand me in good stead if I decide to move up to Team Leader or Supervisor.
What do you do in your spare time?
At home, my wife and I are super busy looking after our children. My wife’s also a trained chef and we do cook but with four children we don’t have much time so rely on HelloFresh for inspiration. Football takes up at least 4 evenings and most of the weekend. If I’m not coaching my son’s Under 8s, I’m playing games in the open-age men’s team or doing one-to-one training. I also meet ten lads from C-TEC’s Sales, Technical and Manufacturing departments to play 5-a-side on Thursdays.