Louis Hartford's journey at Pro - Pro Global

Louis Harford's journey at Pro

What do you do in your role?

Project Management Officer (PMO)

Provide support on projects via tracking, creation of reports and dashboards to monitor internal program and project progress against firm objectives. Add value to the organisation by supporting internal projects through maintaining clear communication channels, and assisting with the implementation of Project Management Best Practice. Reporting to senior managers around the organisation and providing clear updates on project progress.

Why would someone want to work in your team?

PPM (Project & Portfolio Management) is a team of different personalities and work traits, each with a different set of skills tasked to assist on projects for helping the organisation move through a new process of a change to a specific process within the company.

How has Pro helped you develop your career?

I started my Pro Career in a risk entry role in the Underwriting Support department where I spent five years of my six years at Pro. Alongside working in the technician role I also studied for the CII exams (certificate level) which were funded by Pro to gain more knowledge of the insurance industry. I learned a lot in this role and was added into a programme to tackle some of Pro’s issues in a project forum. This was my first insight into project management and as I am an ambitious person, Pro funded a project management course for me to do. Later that year, I successfully achieved the role of PMO and moved into a completely new department, I have a great support structure which should allow me to increase my knowledge within the company.

What would you tell a candidate to make them consider joining Pro?

Pro have many great benefits especially the colleagues around the company. It is a good place to start your career as I did with good support structures but it is also a challenging experience which you can take with you in your future career.

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