Selena has been working at American Retro Caravans since January
“I only came to help for a month as a stop-gap but I’m still here!”
Selena finds working for ARC very exciting because the work is so varied and she finds herself doing something different every day – from speaking to clients on the phone, preparing quotes, doing bookwork to fitting aluminium trim. She describes herself as a ‘general dogsbody’ – in a hectic position within the company but says it’s nice because it’s never dull.
“I’m not sure if the riveter is mightier than the biro, but last month I swapped office for workshop for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed a day on the tools….the following day….. I ached all over! ”
Originally trained as a furniture maker, Selena now spends 2 days a week in the workshop and really enjoys the work. She has been working with wood since she was sixteen and has also spent some time working as a postie and a year learning circus skills.
“That’s when I learned to juggle, which has come in really useful with multi-tasking in the ARC office”
Selena’s favourite bit of her job is working with the boys in the ARC workshop. Her original trade saw her working as part of a team on building sites and after taking time out to become a mum she really missed working with a gang of blokes.
“I really enjoy the camaraderie and I love learning new things – I learn something new every day.”
Favourite colour: Selena doesn’t have a particular favourite colour, she says it depends on the day – and she loves being upside down.