My name is Tunde and I'm the Revenue Management Analyst for the UK and for the DFPT as well. We worked around with pricing, fleet restrictions, a lot of analytical work. It could be anything, it could where pricings are going to be for the next 6 months, it could be forecasting of demand for any given period of time in any particular location, competition analysis, it could be a wide variety of things. It is quite related to my degree choice; I did economics at university, and it also gives you quite a wide range in terms of the different parts of the business you have access to and also the different skills you can kind of develop.
Well, you learn about IT systems for example, but also operationally, you learn a lot about what things are like actually out in the field, you go on site visits to kind of experience the business hands-on. An unusual day probably would be a day where you haven't got anything to do to be honest.
Yeah, I'd say my role is pretty challenging because it can cover quite a wide variety of different things. You often have to, you know, find different piece of information out from different parts of the business. You have to be able to communicate very well, so you have to be able to understand quite complex analytical situations or information. So again, I think it's the variety that provides both the interest and the challenge.
I think, obviously having an analytical mind, understanding data, understanding how to present it is really important, being a clear communicator very very important.
I think the strangest thing was: we found a husky that wandered into the office overnight, and essentially just rampaged around the office overnight. We kept it here and turned it over to his owner the next day. But that was a bit of a random one on a Monday morning.
I think everyone gets along really well. The UK team is very fun to work in, very jovial, very kind of good-natured. Anyone in the department will always take the time out to sit with you, talk you through anything, provide as much help as they can. I think everyone sees that we are kind of all in it and it's a team effort. We have really good away-days as a department. I think they put a lot of effort, quite a lot of money into them. Also there is things in the team we do, kind of on an adhoc basis: do Christmas lunches, birthdays...
On the training side, I mean, you get training that's specific to your role, but there is also a lot of other external training they put up for Excel training, specific tools; so there is quite a lot of opportunity to improve your career, there is career days, etc. We have frequent one-to-ones, very open, you can pretty much discuss anything. You know that you'll be heard. I think that this just improves the overall working environment knowing that your manager will support you.
It's a much bigger company that I've ever worked for, much more ambitious. Obviously, it's got global reach, which opens up a lot of opportunities. Yeah I'd say, the scope of it, it's different to anything I've experienced anywhere else.