Tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Joshua Sheppard, I’m from East Sussex (Seaford/Brighton), and have recently graduated from the University of Brighton with a BSc (Hons) in Sport Business Management.
What is your career background? Before this I was a mechanical engineer having completed an apprenticeship working for a pump manufacturing company that produced pumps for BP, Shell etc. After having been made redundant I tried my hand at an array of jobs (sales, landscaping) before going back to university to further my education and working part time jobs to support this (bar work, butler, etc.).
Why did you join Danfoss? The reason I joined Danfoss is that I was given the opportunity of an interview and after getting to know my, now manager, Darren, I could see that Danfoss is a company that looks after its own. The strength of the brand was clear to me and so was the organisational culture, it really stood out over some of the other opportunities I had at the time.
What do you most enjoy about your role? The aspect I most enjoy about my role is having the freedom to manage my own schedule and interact with a variety of individuals, this enables me to build genuine relationships with our customers and provides a great work-life balance!
Would you recommend others to also work at Danfoss? 10/10! would highly recommend Danfoss to anyone looking to start a career in this industry! The people are great, the role is diverse, and the industry is secure going forward because the world needs a green restart and companies like Danfoss are essential in making that happen.
What is your hobby? My main hobby is Rugby, having previously played semi-professionally in the past, it’s not just a hobby it’s a passion. Covid has hit the grassroots game hard, but I’m still out 3 times a week running around with an egg shaped ball in my hands, albeit with no contact!
What was the last book you read? The last book I read was ‘The real middle earth’ by Brian Bates, a book based on factual historical evidence and research into Anglo-Saxon and Norse mythology, that explains what inspired Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit books. Funnily enough the author was recently a professor at my university.
Tell us something interesting about yourself? Do you have a hidden talent? Apart from Rugby, I once saved a Priest from drowning, so I guess I could add "lifeguard" to my CV?