We recently sat down with Jordan Watkins, who is the newest member of the APECS team, having joined as a Sales Assistant in March. We discussed how he's finding life at APECS, what he hopes to achieve in the future, and what he was doing before he joined the company.
When did you join APECS?
I joined APECS on March 17th 2021, so I am approaching my first month with the company. It has been a really insightful month, learning about how all the departments at APECS operate, I am looking forward to learning more about the company and industry as time goes on.
What were you doing before you joined APECS? Can you tell me a little bit about your background?
Before APECS I worked with West Brom basketball club, helping to manage their social media, promoting the good work they do in the community. In recent years, I have graduated from the University of Derby with a BA (Hons) Sport Management degree and have been fortunate to have gained experience in organisations such as Derby County Football Club and the basketball team that I support, Worcester Wolves. Whilst with Derby County Football Club I got the privilege of helping lead the guard of honours onto and off the pitch in front of over 20,000 fans.
Is this your first role in the industry?
This is my first role in the industry but thankfully I am surrounded by a team with an array of experience who are always more than willing to help and support me. I am really eager to become familiar with all of the products, jargon and protocols so that I can confidently represent APECS.
What do you do at APECS?
Currently, I process orders, answer public queries, deal with warranties and account applications as well as form potential marketing and sales opportunities. In time, I am looking forward to working more closely with our trade account and PRIME customers.
How are you finding life at APECS so far?
As I am new to the industry it is a lot of information to take in, however, as previously mentioned the team here at APECS have been so supportive that it has made me feel comfortable straight away. I feel lucky to be surrounded by the people that I am and feel that the culture of the company definitely is a factor in why we are all so positive and driven for APECS to succeed.
What are you looking forward to in 2021 with the company?
I am really looking forward to taking everything on board and learning as much as possible. I want to be confident across multiple departments and be a member of the team that contributes to the success of APECS. I look forward to developing relationships with customers, attending the FIT Show and forming out of the box ideas for our marketing and sales departments.
"Working with APECS has been great. They are both friendly and professional to deal with and all of the products we have used have been of the highest quality."