Georgia Loundes began her career journey at Pass Logistics in 2019 where she started off as an apprentice. Throughout the last 3 years she’s finished her apprenticeship and built her way up to become the Head of UK Freight. Below is a little interview with Georgia on her inspiring journey with Pass Logistics.
PL: Talk us through your journey, from 2019 to now.
GL: I started out at 18 just looking for anything that could give me an income, I didn’t really have any direction in life until I found Pass Logistics. I started out working in the accounts department as a business admin apprentice, but it wasn’t really for me. I spent some time with our MD Richard and started to really take an interest in the transport side and the rest is history! I made the jump into operations only a couple months into my apprenticeship and upon completion began to run my own accounts, develop lasting relationships with customers and really flourished. Then in July 2021 I got offered the opportunity to run the UK Freight department and I couldn’t have been happier.
PL: What have you learnt on this journey from becoming a young apprentice to running a whole department all in 3 years?
GL: I’ve learnt not to doubt myself or my ability, anything is possible if you’re willing to put the work in. I’ve also learnt to accept help and advice where it is offered. I used to think this showed signs of weakness, but I have learnt so much from the experienced and talented staff here at Pass Logistics who have taken the time to educate me, I couldn’t be more grateful.
PL: Have you faced any challenges on your growth journey?
GL: It has been a challenge to have people outside of this business take me seriously, being so young for the role I’m in and being a woman in this field I’m often overlooked, and my input disregarded. I’m glad I’ve had to face this though, as I feel it has strengthened me and I make myself hard to be overlooked now.
PL: What would you say to a young apprentice just starting out?
GL: I would say believe in yourself and don’t pay attention to anybody who doubts you, as long as you believe in yourself that’s all you need. Also, don’t allow yourself to feel trapped in a role, if something else sparks your interest go for it, you never know where it could lead.
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