National Careers Week – Miranda Lynch
How long have you worked for the company?
Can you give an overview of what your job entails on a daily basis?
I am mainly based in the Middlesbrough office; however, I look after the compliance for all three Intelect locations.
On a daily basis, I manage the companies IMS system (Integrated Management System), keep records of all the equipment that requires a LOLER certificate (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations), and oversee our internal welding procedures.
I am also responsible for keeping all of our accreditations up to date and carrying out internal audits on all of our departments and locations, and on occasion I am also required to attend site to carry out internal audits on any of our ongoing projects. My role also involves preparing for all of our external audits and ensuring we have everything that is required for such events.
Have you always been in this role at Intelect? If not, what did you do before that and why did you decide to change?
When I started at Intelect I was initially an Administrator. After a couple of years in this role, I eventually began to expand my responsibilities and naturally swayed towards more compliance focused tasks.
I decided to take on the role of Compliance Manager as I found it interesting and a new personal challenge.
Have Intelect supported you with any training or personal development?
I feel that Intelect have fully supported me with my training throughout my time in the company. When I was transferring roles, they supported me with the completion of my IOSH qualification, a two-day IMS Internal Auditor Course, and my Advanced Diploma in Environmental Management, which in turn led to me feeling more confident in my new role.
They also support all employees with additional online training courses that cover everything from mental health awareness to manual handling.
What is your favourite part of your job?
I really enjoy the friendly working environment at Intelect, and that everyday tasks are never the same.
Do you have any aspirations for the future?
I would like to take my career as far as possible within Compliance, and continue to expand on my training and knowledge.
This week, as well as Careers Week, we are also celebrating International Women’s Day, do you think that more needs to be done to support women into STEM industries?
YES – I definitely think women need to be supported more within industry, as I still feel women are often overlooked when it comes to the opportunities available, and it should be an equal playing field for everyone. There needs to be more promotion and education around accessing careers in STEM industries, as I would have been interested in starting my current role much earlier if I knew what opportunities were on my doorstep and accessible.
Finally, what careers advice would you give for someone interested in a role similar to yours?
Take every opportunity that you can, as it can only lead to a better future.