22 March 2021 News
Develop extends a warm welcome to Sarah Fox who joined the Administration team earlier this month.
Based at the Derby training centre, Sarah’s main responsibilities include processing delegate certificates, liaising with various awarding bodies, and applying for cards.
Starting out in the hospitality industry
Sarah began her career at Derby University where she studied catering. Post-graduation she landed her first job in hospitality management at Derby-based, Mickelover Court Hotel, where after several successful years she unfortunately found herself being made redundant at the very outset of the Coronavirus pandemic.
After several temporary roles over the past 12 months, Sarah was thrilled to join Develop and continue progressing her career,
“Like many people in the hospitality industry, it’s been a really difficult few months due to the pandemic, but I’m beyond excited to start my new role at Develop; it’s a real change of scene from working in a hotel and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into a new challenge and working with some new people”, she explains.
Changing with the times
Sarah continues, “Everyone has been so welcoming and although it’s been challenging to learn the ropes whilst many people are working remotely, I’m quickly getting the hang of it all!
Something that’s been really interesting for me to see during my first few weeks is how Develop has pushed through the challenges of the pandemic and successfully adapted their training delivery in order to keep both staff and delegates safe, and still keep delivering industry essential training.”
Socialising and a spot of DIY
Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with her partner, Aiden, with whom she moved in with in 2019.
Together they enjoy fixing up their house with a spot of DIY, visiting garden centres, and socialising with friends and family (in non-pandemic times!).