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Our team here at Net World Sports are the lifeblood of the business, without them we wouldn’t be the operation we are today. Our office and warehouse are buzzing with really great people, so we thought it was about time you meet the team…
We’re all about celebrating the amazing work our team does here and as we reach a massive milestone in Net World Sports’ history, having reached 100 members of staff, we thought what better way to mark the occasion than getting to know a bit more about what our team think of us! So, without further ado, meet Ellie, our first ever Content Translator who only started with us two and a half months ago…
Hi Ellie! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat. So, let’s start with the basics, as Cilla Black once said, ‘what’s your name and where do you come from’?
Ellie: If we’re being formal, my name’s Elinor Dolphin, but everyone just calls me Ellie I’m 23 and from Shrewsbury, about a 30 minute drive from Wrexham, so as commutes go it’s not bad at all!
As the first Content Translator to join the business, what do you tend to get up to day-to-day?
Ellie: I spend most of my time with the rest of the Content Team, translating product listings and other content into French and Spanish for Amazon, eBay and our country specific websites. I’m really lucky to be able to work with a lot of different people throughout the business though, as and when they are in need of some translation help! With the launch of our new French and Spanish websites I’ve been helping out in our Customer Care team, speaking to customers and answering their queries about products and orders.
So, what made you first decide to apply for the job with us?
Ellie: After I graduated from the University of Bristol this year, having studied French and Spanish, I didn’t really think I’d find anything that would give me the opportunity to keep using my languages. However, when I saw that Net World Sports was looking for Content Translators I was immediately interested and after doing a bit of research about the company, I was sold!
The chance to join a growing and emerging business was something that really appealed to me; I expected that there would be a lot of room for personal development, and from a translating point of view, I knew that there would be a lot of exciting work for me to get stuck into – and I certainly haven’t been disappointed!
Let’s rewind a bit then… how was the interview process?
Ellie: I found that the whole interview process was so smooth and easy. After applying online in the summer, I came into the office for an interview which was super relaxed and comfortable. We got carried away chatting about my weird previous jobs (I won’t go into detail) and just remembered to talk about my qualifications at the very end!
I then came in for a trial day where I met everyone on the team and translated the listings for some of Net World Sports’ famous FORZA goals. I really enjoyed my day and went away with a greater desire to join the team.
You’re still quite new to the role… how have you found you first couple of months here?
Ellie: My first few months at the company have gone by so quickly and I’ve constantly felt supported, comfortable and welcomed. Throughout my time here, I’ve had regular meetings where I’ve been able to ask questions and discuss how I’m getting on. Also, the fact that everyone is so friendly and approachable means that I know I can ask anyone for help or advice if I’m unsure about anything. Thanks to the camaraderie and support of the whole team, there hasn’t been a second of my time here when I’ve felt unsure or confused.
In the short time I’ve been here I feel like I have been involved in, and achieved, a lot! As Content Translator, the launch of our new French and Spanish websites have been very exciting and it’s great to know that my contribution has been important.
I’m constantly given new challenges to take on, as well the expertise to be successful and throughout these tasks my own personal development has always been a priority.
As you know having done it, we always get new starters here to do a ‘meet and greet’ with all the team, regardless of which department they’re joining. What did you think of this on your first day?
Ellie: I really enjoyed the meet and greet as it helped me settle in to life at Net World Sports straight away and meant I was familiar with everyone from my first day at work. Although I am terrible with names (aren’t we all?!), I felt like I’d really got to know something about everyone and understood their role in the business.
What, do you think, makes Net World Sports a great place to work then?
Ellie: Net World Sports is a great place to work because of the people here – everyone is friendly, warm and helpful. The fact that the ‘meet and greet’ forms the main part of your first day is proof of why Net World Sports is great – making you feel like part of the team from the get-go is the top priority!
I love that I get to do very varied work – from one day to next I could be translating product listings, chatting to customers or drafting emails. I know it’s cliché to say, but honestly, no two days are the same. As the business is continually expanding, you never know what new projects could come your way.
If you had to pick three of your favourite things about working here, what would they be and why?
Ellie: This is a tricky one, there’s too many! Okay, where to start… one of my absolute favourite things about working at Net World Sports is the office atmosphere which is constantly relaxed and fun. Of course, we work hard, but we do it with the radio playing and a cup of tea.
This laid-back office atmosphere is added to by constant celebrations! Birthdays, driving tests, new homes, we love to celebrate with a card and a piece of cake no less…
I know I’ve already mentioned it, but the people that make up Net World Sports are another reason why I love working here. Everyone is so warm and friendly, you’re welcomed into the team from the minute you step through the door.
If people are looking to apply for a role here, perhaps for our Content Translator vacancies, what advice would you give them?
Ellie: I would say that it’s important to show enthusiasm for the job you’re applying for. I think I was successful because I made it clear that I loved what I do and showed I was excited about the opportunity to be able to join Net World Sports.
It’s such a friendly company that takes an interest in you personally, so also make sure you show why you would be a great person to work along.
Last but not least, everyone’s favourite question… if you were a piece of Net World Sports equipment, what would you be and why?!
Ellie: I’m not the loudest character, so I would like to think I quietly get my work done, similar to a Net Clip inconspicuously holding a football goal and net together!
We have so many variations of clips that can be used across our whole range of products which I think could reflect the diverse work I get to do – as Content Translator, I get to help out wherever I am needed, in all areas of the business.
What an answer, we’d definitely vouch for you there Ellie! Thanks for catching up with us today, we’ve loved hearing what you think about us.
If this story has inspired you to join our fantastic team, we have some fantastic German and Italian Content Translator vacancies at the moment… could you be the new Ellie? Apply online here or email our HR team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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