Training Manager: Graeme Snowball

I was able to get some time to go and speak to our Driver training manager, Graeme Snowball about his role within the company and how he joined MAXI Haulage

How did you come across this job?

I wasn’t actively looking for a new role, one of my work colleagues said “look at this job its perfect for you” so I applied out of interest!

What made you want to apply?

I wanted to see what MAXI was all about, I have driven for a general haulage firms but never on the training side.

Would you say this job is different to anything you’ve done before?

Yes, in my previous role I was a driver assessor which meant I spent half of my working time on the road assessing drivers and the other half carry out CPC training. Now my job is so varied, one day I’m in Warwick Fork Lift Truck training, the next I’m sat at my desk in Warrington booking some ADR course for drivers!

What positives do you find from the job?

Being part of a team which is helping others become better at what they do.

Are there any negatives to the job?

I struggle to find a negative in anything, I tend to try and look at everything as a positive!

What did you think of Maxi before you worked for them?

To be honest, the reviews I read online weren’t the best, but when I went for the interview Mark was very positive and made me think twice about MAXI.

Has your perception changed now you work for them?

Massively, MAXI is a company which is constantly reinventing itself and constantly pushing itself forward. You don’t learn about MAXI by reading some disgruntled review on google or Indeed, you need to experience it for yourself!

What changes have you seen since starting?

New trucks, New contracts, Bellshill being knocked down and the start of the rebuild. Importantly for me, the Mentor Scheme which started in June this year.

Do you enjoy your job?

Yes! I have a massive amount of job satisfaction, not many people can say that. I have a great work life balance which helps.

What’s the most challenging part of your role?

Ensuring the information and training I pass on is acted upon, “you can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”