Kit Swings His Way Into Building Technologies Team

We speak to 26 year-old, marketing and admin assistant, Kit Holmes

“I have recently joined the building technologies division, within the Gateshead branch under the supervision of building technologies manager, Paul Kinghorn. To say this is a career change is an understatement as I was previously a professional golfer. Originally, from Norfolk I studied Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Stirling.

During my time at University I was awarded an international golf scholarship enabling me to combine my passion for golf whilst continuing to study. As an amateur I was ranked inside the top 635 in the world. After graduating I turned professional and competed throughout Europe for two years. Following this, I located to the North East and joined the advertising team at lifestyle magazine, Living North. I enjoyed this role but getting into the electrical industry was something that I was very interested in.

I found out about the position in the building technologies, specialist services team, went for it and was rewarded with the role of marketing and admin assistant. Having been at the company for a month I am enjoying the very varied role. I will be supporting the division with its training academy courses and I am currently helping with the new website. I am looking forward to building my KNX knowledge as it is a highly innovative part of the business and the technology really interests me.  I have settled into a vibrant and supportive work place.”