Qamar Zaman - Manufacturing Team Leader
Princes push the boundaries by building strong relationships with employees and further encouraging them to achieve their full potential.
My name is Qamar Zaman and my career with Princes began late in 2010. When I first started working for Princes, at their soft drinks manufacturing site in Bradford, I was an agency worker employed as a Machine Operative. Today, I am a Manufacturing Team Leader (MTL).
I am very proud to have progressed this far within the Princes Group during a relatively short timescale. I feel able to deal with everyday tasks and challenges because working for Princes has improved my confidence. As well as having a personal sense of pride, my family are delighted by my achievement.
One of the best things about working for Princes is that there is an opportunity for growth and professional development. Princes push the boundaries by building strong relationships with employees and further encouraging them to achieve their full potential. I would recommend working for Princes to others. I was offered the opportunity to become a stand-in MTL and after showing my merit, I was invited to become the full-time MTL.
I was initially attracted to the role at Princes because I was looking for ways to develop my manufacturing experience. Although I came from a manufacturing background, the scale of manufacturing in other organisations could not compare to the operation at Princes Bradford site. The innovative manufacturing tools that Princes use also motivated me to apply for the role.
The biggest professional challenge I have faced during my time with Princes was participating in the assessment day for my MTL position. This process was very new to me and knowing my fellow applicants were also my competitors, I had to embrace the challenge. Once in the MTL role, I faced the challenges of building a successful, multifunctional, motivated team.
Princes have a lot to offer, not only in my position but across the entire employee structure. In my opinion, one of the best things Princes does is work with everyone in a supportive way. They are a company with integrity. The factory floor, as an example of integrity, is multicultural which makes the role very enjoyable and I look forward to my future personal development continuing with Princes.