Amanda joined O2 as a retail advisor in our Clapham Junction store.
When Amanda finished school, she wanted to be a painter and decorator. And at the time – because there weren’t many women in that line of work – it was challenging to work alongside men who weren’t used to seeing women in that field.
Amanda did face some prejudice, but she finished college and got her qualifications because she was determined to see it through. Unfortunately, as a woman, she found it hard to get work, so she changed direction and has spent the last few years in customer service roles.
Her last role before joining O2 was Assistant Bar Manager, but she found that she never got to see her family. She has two grown-up children and four grandchildren, and she decided to leave as the unsociable hours were making her feel miserable.
Amanda then saw the opportunity to apply for a job with O2and initially thought she wouldn’t be considered as she was too old. But she thought, “why not give it a try” – and it’s turned out to be the best move that she has made over the years.
Amanda says, “The hours are very good and the opportunities are endless. In the short time, I have been with O2, I have learned a lot. I can actually say I look forward to going in to work.”
Amanda’s tip for applying for O2 is, “If you don’t try, you will never know.”