What is your current role and tell us about your career to date with Cineworld?
I am currently working as a General Manager for a successful Northeast Cineworld Cinema for the past 5 years. The story began 18 years ago working as a part time student wondering what my next challenge would be. I began to learn all areas of the cinema and then started taking on extra responsibilities to enhance my skills and opportunities. I quickly took an interest in wanting to develop and embarked on the step-up programme to be a supervisor and then successfully being appointed into a permanent role then repeating that process of step up into a manager role where I had opportunities to learn all specialist areas of the business as well as opening sites and developing others. I then completed the BeMore Management Programme, and it was there that I overcame my development areas and took the leap to change sites and develop into a Deputy General Manager, Designate Deputy General Manager and now enjoying the role of General Manager. I look forward to what lies ahead and where my next challenge takes me within Cineworld.
What do you enjoy the most about for working for Cineworld?
I enjoy the versatility of being able to do a variety of tasks and knowing each day will be a different challenge. Being able to work alongside like-minded colleagues and having the empowerment to create magic within our site. As well as having a forward-thinking, supportive company that realises employees are their greatest asset. Working collaboratively with people for successful outcomes and continuing to learn and grow as individuals and a team.
Why would you encourage people to choose a career with Cineworld?
I would encourage those who have a passion not only for movies but wanting to make the customer experience a great one. There are endless opportunities for career growth, the chance to make a difference and contribute exciting forward-thinking, fast-moving ideas in our industry.