Hey, I’m Josh! I was lucky enough to recently join the Nobull team as an Account Executive working on our automotive clients. Due to the ongoing situation with COVID my first interview was done over Microsoft Teams where I had the chance to meet with Steve and Kally and talk through some of my experiences and what I’d been up to during the pandemic. Following the initial video interview I then got to see the Nobull offices and have a socially distanced, hand sanitized, face to face interview which was great to get a feel for the office and culture.
Having spent most of 2019 and early 2020 living in New Zealand and then travelling I came back to England in late March right as the pandemic was gripping the country. The job market froze and unemployment was on the rise so those first six months were a strange time but as the country adapted the job market started to pick back up and I was so fortunate to find Nobull. During those months I stayed busy by volunteering for my local MP Layla Moran, working in her caseworker team where I helped research and draft policy responses to the constituents, it was really rewarding and helped me stay sane during a tough time!
My first day was on the 4th Jan and with the country entering our third lockdown everyone is working from home which meant a virtual induction and on-boarding. It honestly could not have gone smoother, everyone was so friendly and willing to give up their time to chat to me and help me with client research, internal processes, and training.
I spent a lot of the week getting to grips with some of the fantastic clients we have here at Nobull, understanding their product offerings and services and learning as much as possible so I can hit the ground running and get stuck in with the amazing work the team already does.
As a car enthusiast working on the automotive clients could not be a better fit, combining work with an outside interest is an amazing opportunity for me to develop my industry knowledge and hopefully work on some cool campaigns.
During what is a difficult time for everybody, I couldn’t more appreciative of the opportunity to get back into work and start building what will hopefully be a long and exciting career with Nobull in the world of PR!