As an award-winning and tightly-knit team, we exercise care and sensitivity when choosing new members to join our group. We look not only for the appropriate blend of skills and expertise but also a strong desire to collaborate and contribute to our shared goals of embracing diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to excellence in supporting our candidates, client and partners.
We are therefore delighted to introduce Hamid Jamali, our newest ‘Steemie’ who has joined Esteem Training in the role of trainee assessor, working closely with our talented team of construction assessors.
Hamid brings an extensive background in project management with specialist experience in engineering, procurement, and construction for the energy sector focused on the Middle East. He is a Masters graduate of the University of Salford, and has been undertaking part-time study for a PhD in project management at the University of Strathclyde since making Scotland his second home in 2019.
Ian Grigg, Esteem Training’s project and finance director commented: “Our Board prides itself on leading by example, with a sharp focus on creating an inclusive and supportive team to whom we offer flexible working, a four-day week at full salary level and a diverse range of employee benefits.
“We also have close connections with advocacy organisations, community groups and social enterprises dedicated to helping as many people as possible gain meaningful employment who might otherwise have had to overcome barriers linked to education, additional learning needs, societal prejudice or cultural and language barriers.”
Commenting on joining the Esteem Training team, Hamid said: “I’m delighted to have joined Esteem Training and feel almost overwhelmed by the level of support and encouragement shown by my colleagues. It’s challenging to switch industry sectors mid-career, in a new city with a different work culture, which can make even the most confident and talented people feel a little apprehensive.
“It’s therefore all the more rewarding to have found my niche within a company and alongside colleagues whose values reflect my own, and are clearly leaders in their field. I’m grateful that my former work expertise has been recognised such that, following completion of appropriate in-house training, I can begin to contribute to the company’s continued success. I believe this is what is referred to as a ‘win win’ situation;’ as well as a wonderful new opportunity and the start of a fulfilling new chapter for me and my family.”