Meet the Team – an Interview with Holly Tucker

December 13, 2019

For our latest ‘Meet the Team’ interview, we caught up with Holly Tucker of the JAH team to find out more about her role, interests and her amazing personal journey through JAH!

What’s your role at JAH

Officially I’m an admin assistant, that’s what it says on my email. But really, I’m involved with anything customer-facing which could involve anything from taking and making calls, using NICEIC software, paying wholesaler bills. A bit of everything!

What’s a typical day at JAH like?

Oh, there’s no such thing as a typical day here! It normally starts with opening and addressing emails, going through paperwork and processing invoices. Those are usually the priority. But the rest of the day can involve answering customer queries and any other admin tasks. Every day really is different but that’s a good thing – I’d get bored else and I enjoy the challenge.

How long have you been at JAH?

3 years – since I was 17.

What’s your favourite thing about working for JAH?

The work environment – The entire team gets along so well.  Even though we’re busy and have to work to tight deadlines, the atmosphere is still great.

What was your first job?

My first job was working for Peacocks down at the Ridgeway. I was doing that part-time while I was still at sixth form and then came straight here!

If you hadn’t gone into this line of work, what do you think you would have done instead?

I’m really not sure, I didn’t have an interest in going to uni so I probably would have gone into retail full time until I found my passion but I feel I’ve really landed on my feet here.

What would you say to anyone who was thinking of coming to work at JAH?

If you’re passionate about the industry then there’s no better place to be. Being here has really changed me for the better. Before coming to JAH I was so shy and quiet, I would be too nervous to pick up the phone, in fact in my first week I would really panic if I was on my own! Thankfully they have a really supportive atmosphere here and it’s really helped me grow and develop in my own time, so I can’t say enough good things about being here.

What 3 words do you think your colleagues would use to describe you.

Well when I first arrived – shy, quiet, reserved. But now, probably – chatty, hardworking, confident. 

Seeing as it’s Christmas, we thought we’d ask a few quickfire festive questions:

  • Favourite part of Christmas dinner? Yorkshire pudding!
  • Favourite Christmas song? ‘Fairytale of New York’ by The Pogues.
  • Mince pies or Christmas pudding? Neither! Chocolate gateaux for me!
  • Best Christmas film of all time? ‘Polar Express’ – it made me cry as a kid but I still love it, it’s quite magical and looks beautiful.
  • New Year’s Eve – do you stay in or go out? I tend to stay in with the family for a relaxed evening with snacks.

 Favourite place in the world, where would it be?

 California is a dream destination and I’m excited to be going to LA on holiday next year! Australia would also be great but not sure about  the long flight.

If you were stuck on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?

My phone would be very useful. But as well as this, a big bag of cool flavoured Doritos and some sour cream. I’d be set with those – snacks are life!

Lastly, what three things are at the top of your bucket list?

I’m very close to my family so I think I’d definitely want a family of my own with children. I’d also love to take my family on holiday to thank them for everything they’ve done for me. Finally, I’d want to go travelling, not sure where yet but I’ll make a plan in the future!

About JAH Electrical Services Ltd, Plymouth, Devon

From our offices in Plymouth, Devon, our trained Engineers carry out high quality Electrical Contracting work across the private and public sectors, including Healthcare, Education, and Housing. We also carry out domestic work locally. Below you will see our Accreditations, including NIC EIC Approved Contractor and Constructionline. 
You can call us on 01752 338495 or you will find all of our contact info on our Contact page. Thanks for reading, Jamie Hitchcock, MD, JAH Electrical Services Ltd.