The #LincsShowboys and #LincsShowgirls share their first jobs 08 Mar
Pupils got involved with interactive exhibition zones, got to meet Lincolnshire agricultural businesses and think about potential careers after finishing their studies. With careers on the brain, we asked some of the team about their first jobs and why they wanted to work for the Showground...
'My first job was an import clerk for a Timber company. It’s been so long ago now I don’t know why I wanted to join but glad I did.'
Rachael, Marketing Manager
‘My first job at 16 was working as a waitress at Pizza Hut… I’ve always worked in businesses related to food! I joined the Showground team as I really liked the idea of working within a small team at a venue that has so many different types of events happening throughout the year – the job really is different every day!’
Lauren, Senior Sales Executive
‘I was a receptionist at a Nail salon! I wanted to join the Showground as I have always loved organising events and planning and wanted to make a career out of it!’
Graham, Finance Manager
'My first proper job was an Apprentice Accounts/Admin Assistant for a Children’s Charity based in Horncastle, I stayed there for 8 ½ years and progressed up to Finance Manager during that time, from there I went to work for the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance for 5 years.
I have lived in Lincolnshire all my life and I grew up with the Lincolnshire Show, mix this with the fact the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is a charity which is where my expertise lies and this was an ideal job for me.'
Gemma, Marketing Executive
‘From the age of 16 to 18 I worked as an assistant at Fun Farm Play Area where I hosted children’s birthday parties. My job was always fun as I got to sing Happy Birthday about 4 times a day and always got given a slice of birthday cake! I wanted to join the Showground as I think it’s a great event venue.'
Emma, Internal Events Administrator
'I got my first job when I was 16 working weekends in the café at Doddington Hall. I joined the team at the Lincolnshire Showground because the work is so diverse and exciting, no two days are the same! The small team are so friendly and close-knit, I have been made to feel welcome very quickly.'
Gail, Finance Assistant
‘I was a Wren Aircraft Mechanic in the Navy. I joined the society as I have a farming background and wanted to get back into something to do with agriculture, rather than the construction industry I was in.’
Sally, Sponsorship & Trade Sales Manager
'I’m that old, I think it was being sent up a chimney! I’ve been brought up with the Lincolnshire Show and think I’ve only missed a handful in my lifetime, so to work at the Lincolnshire Showground and particularly on the Show was a fantastic opportunity.'