For the series "a chat with the team": Lydia Drakog, HR and Recruitment Intern
Occuity was fortunate enough to have welcomed three new interns this summer, Lydia being one of them. During her time at Occuity, she has positively contributed to both the HR & Marketing teams where she learnt a number of new skills, whilst always demonstrating a proactive attitude to learning.
Lydia is in the final phase of her bachelor's degree in Business and Management, at the University of Reading. She is a confident and ambitious individual and without a doubt will have a successful career.
We had a chat with Lydia to reflect on her experience of working as an intern at Occuity.
When did you get involved with Occuity and why did you feel it was the right thing for you?
My internship commenced on the 22nd of August 2022. After spending some time exploring a number of career options, I was intrigued by the opportunity to join Occuity and particularly by the company's values and its focus on health and lifestyle. It was the perfect time for me to join Occuity as it felt like the missing piece on my career path.
What do you think about Occuity’s work so far?
Occuity is a 3-year-old company, but it operates as it exists a lot more than that.
Despite being just over 2 years old, Occuity is growing fast and has a great structure and organisation.
In my first week, I joined an employee review meeting, and I loved the process as it enabled me to understand how these meetings should be conducted. It was a professional but friendly conversation. Occuity's people are friendly, welcoming, and very happy to answer questions regarding their role within the company, making it an amazing environment to work in and succeed.
What did you do and why was it important?
My role within the company was HR and Recruitment Intern. I worked with Beverley Thompson, and I learnt how Occuity manages its recruitment process and how much it values its human resources. Two important tasks I was assigned were researching training and HR Software, providers. Training courses are a necessity for today's fast-growing businesses. It is important for us to provide Occuity's staff with industry-leading learning tools so they can build their skills and, hopefully, exceed their potential.
My second project involved contacting various global HR software providers to find a people management solution. It is important to implement a system that provides a number of HR features that help us operate effectively and can help make bureaucracy a thing of the past. I really enjoyed this project.
Which project/device most excites you and why?
I am going to choose PM1. As the first device, I got hands-on with the PM1 and even had a go measuring the corneal thickness of a few colleagues. It was much easier than I thought it would be.
What do you think Occuity’s future looks like?
From my perspective, Occuity's future stands for bright and fresh ideas. More medical devices to be developed and more health challenges to be addressed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a future student to join Occuity if they get the chance!
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