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Veygo careers: Simon's story

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20/08/2020

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Prior to working at Veygo Simon worked at a mobile network called Giffgaff, based in West London.  His primary role was running the handset financing operation and he was also responsible for FCA governance and was involved in new financial services products such as open banking. Simon also had experience consulting various companies around new business ideas, and worked for lenders and insurers in various roles (starting in sales!!) over the past 20 years.  What is your role within Veygo? I am currently Principal Product Manager for Veygo with responsibility for the Veygo Rentals product. This requires management of the product, setting the longer term strategic vision and roadmap, and dealing with issues as they arise. How did you get into your role and how does it differ from anything you’ve done before? I was working in London and had been for over 5 years but I was looking to return to Cardiff. I was very clear about the role, and more importantly the type of company that I wanted to join. I wanted that start-up feel, where experimentation was encouraged and that you would be part of something that was pushing the way in which a product or service developed. I saw the job advert on LinkedIn and was immediately taken with the vision of what Veygo was and where it wanted to go. It is very different from the more corporate roles that I have previously done, which for me is a good thing. What is your favourite thing about working in Veygo? It sounds cliché but the people I work with are the favourite part of my role, I work with talented, intelligent people that push and challenge and are excited to be building a product that is different and is well-liked by our customers.  What would your advice be for anyone thinking of joining Veygo? If you can talk to prospective managers before any formal interviews, do it - I helps you get a really clear idea of the culture of the business. There is no one size fits all here!! 

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Louise shares the moments she’s most proud of during her short career here!

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Louise began her career, as many of us do, in the call centre. In November 2015, she joined us a New Business call handler, which was her first job after graduating. ‘‘I’d heard that Admiral was a good place to work, so decided it’d be a good place to do 6-months to tied me over before going travelling.’’‘’I enjoyed working and making money so much that after 6 months I decided that I’d stay and continuing working for Admiral.’’ After 9 months as a New Business call handler, I applied, and was successful in securing the Product Assistant role on the new CAT (car access) team, and whilst on the team I was offered to work on the rebrand of Admiral Learner Driver and Car Sharing Insurance (now Veygo). The team was such a small team that I got to be involved in a bit of everything; operations, marketing, product development, which was fantastic. The team kept growing and growing and it was lovely to watch become the success it is today. ''Around the time that we were about to launch the newly rebranded Veygo, my deferred placement on the grad scheme was approaching. It was difficult decision to make as we’d no idea if Veygo was going to be a success or not, so my decision to not go on the grad scheme was a risky one.''I realised that I already had a lot of the experiences that I would’ve gained through completing the grad scheme such as marketing, operations and product development. One of the main issues holding me back was the valuable training that the grad scheme offers that I’d be missing out on.''Talking through this with my manager, they offered to put me through the CIM Certificate which was great.''There have been opportunities after opportunities at Admiral. This July my role on the Veygo team has changed slightly in that I’m now a Business Development Executive and am training in, product development and learning how to code.''

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