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Meet Des – Site Supervisor

Get to know our experienced engineer and Site Supervisor – Des DaCosta, as we took 5 this week to find out a bit more about what makes this team leader tick…

What was your first job?
“Most people wouldn’t remember but there was a supermarket called ‘Quick Save’, a really cheap supermarket. I was working on Saturdays on a fruit and veg stall. Back then there were stalls outside the supermarket. I was even a paperboy which might have actually been my first job. I had to get up early to get peanuts for delivering them.”

What made you choose Ergro?
“The interview. I remember it like it was yesterday. It lasted over an hour and afterwards I walked back to my car (about 10 minutes away). By the time I got back to my car, the agency had rang me and told me I had been offered the job and that the Hiring Manager knew he was going to hire me within 2 minutes of speaking to me, he knew I was the right person for the position.”

What do you like about your role?
“What I like most about my role is that it helps me to keep developing my skills. It’s made me into a better person. I’m enjoying being a team leader.”

What’s one hobby you’ve always wanted to try?
“I had flying lessons once, quite a long time ago, but it was something I really enjoyed. I actually got to take control and fly a plane – I’m a pilot in the making!”

What advice would you give younger you?
“Make the most of life when you’re young, because when you get older, time flies by. So make the most of life while you’re young. All the experiences that your body can take and you can spring back. Don’t wait until it’s too late.”