What prompted you to apply to Motability Operations?
I had a friend who worked at Motability Operations at the time and explained to me how great and supportive the culture was. I did a little bit more research into the company and found that the benefits package was good as well.
What role do you have at Motability Operations?
I am a Business Analyst working within Core Technologies.
What do you enjoy most about working here?
The people at MO are fantastic, everyone has a can-do attitude and genuinely love helping each other. I know that if I am having a particularly tough day, there are plenty of people around to bring my motivation back up and to get me through it.
How do you manage your disability at work?
I currently have some reasonable adjustments in place that work well for me. There are quiet spaces I can go to within the building when needed and just simple things like having a fixed desk really help me. I’m also open and honest with my manager about how I’m feeling, I’ll make a point of letting her know if I’m struggling so that she can do what she needs to, to support me.
How has Motability Operations helped you to do well at your workplace?
I wasn’t diagnosed with my neurodiverse condition until about 3 years of being at MO. They were great in taking the time to not only understand my diagnosis but help me figure out what support I needed. Despite my challenges, I have worked my way up at MO and had all the guidance I needed to do so.
Have you acquired any additional qualities or skills as a result of having a disability and how have these helped you in your career?
Although not diagnosed until later in life, I’ve always known I’ve had to have a routine in place to remain feeling comfortable. This means I have been very organised and planned things my entire life, this really comes to fruition in the workplace. I can juggle multiple projects at once and spin many plates at the same time with ease.
What advice would you give someone who is thinking of applying to work at Motability Operations?
Go for it! We are a great organisation to work for and the support is always there if you ask for it.