Our Stories - HR and Learning & Development

Sophie Ventham

HR Advisor

Sophie works as a HR Advisor in the
1ST CENTRAL HR team in Haywards Heath.

Current role

I am a HR Advisor and we support the business and offer advice to managers and staff in a variety of different areas.

How long have you been working at 1ST CENTRAL?

I joined 1ST CENTRAL in September 2013.

Tell us about your career path at 1ST CENTRAL.

I joined 1ST CENTRAL as a temp in the Contact Centre after finishing university in September 2013. I was looking for an HR job as that’s what I studied at uni, so when a position in HR came up six months later, I went for it.

What do you love about your current role?

The people – my team are amazing. There is always something new and no day is ever the same.

What’s the best thing about 1ST CENTRAL as a company?

It’s a growing company with lots of room to develop. Everyone is friendly and it’s a nice atmosphere to work in.

What did you want to be as a kid?

A nurse or doctor. I’m a people person and if I’d been good at Science, I probably would have pursued it!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like running and socialising with friends.

Who would play you in the movie about your life?

Emma Watson. I think she’s an amazing actress and I like watching films that she’s in, so it would be a massive privilege if she played me in a movie!