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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Mark Meehan, Site Training & Learning Head
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Mark Meehan, Site Training & Learning Head

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Who are the people who most influenced your career direction?

Management of a training process in a busy environment (how to find the time to upskills people when the production plan shows no time!)

Describe a typical day?

I have a meeting every morning with the HR team followed by a review of metrics for a different topic in the Training arena on a daily basis. During the day I'll meet various business leaders across all roles to promote and drive a learning strategy that gives results to the organization & the people within. 

What are the main tasks and responsibilities?

Ensuring effective communication with leadership regarding progress, achievements, gaps, new learning needs, and recommendations to mitigate risks and ensure learning impact, define and implement the strategy, maintain and support global standards for excellence in learning

What are the main challenges?

Management of a training process in a busy environment (how to find the time to upskills people when the production plan shows no time!)

What is your education to date?

  1. Honours Degree in Management & Economics
  2. Dip in Psychology

What aspects of your education have proven most important for your job?

Business tools that allow you to measure progress and maintaining a creative mind by seeking to learn and connect with people.

Does your job allow you to have a lifestyle you are happy with?

Yes – fully.

What advice would you give to someone considering this job?

Learn every day and always find time to listen – do not be afraid to be brave and promote those around you!

What kinds of work experience would provide a good background for this position?

Working in teams, understanding team dynamics, working in a manufacturing environment to understand the challenges that people will have day to day

What is your current job title?

Site Training & Learning Head

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