Wed, 05 October, 2022
Hi Maryem, can you start by telling us a little bit about yourself and how you came to join TWI?
My name is Maryem Hafeez. I have done an M.Sc. in Statistics from Punjab University, Lahore. Before joining TWI, I was working in (MGC) as a Manager (business development).
To secure a challenging position in a reputable organization to expand my learning, knowledge, and skills, I recently joined TWI as Innovation and Skills Coordinator.
Why did you choose to apply to work at TWI – and why in RIO?
I see this opportunity as a way to contribute to a forward-thinking and fast-moving organisation, and I feel my skills are particularly well-suited to this position. I believe the skillset and experience I possess not only shall bring value to the organisation but, in turn, shall also help me to acquire experience and sharpen my skills amidst this organisation's professional work culture.
What sort of activities have you been involved in so far?
I have been involved in the teaching profession during my studies. On the basis of teaching experience, I have also worked in MQI as a trainer. I have been working in the management sector, conducting and organising training camps and workshops.
You are working from TWI Pakistan, but supporting staff in the UK – how have you found this, is it difficult, considering the distance?
I am working as a part of TWI from the Pakistan office in support of the UK based staff, but it has been a great experience. In this short period of time I have learnt so much. The staff in Pakistan and the UK are both really supportive and cooperative. Whenever I face any difficulty. The UK based staff are always available online and we communicate and discuss all matters in a real easy way.
How about the offices at TWI Pakistan, what is it like working there?
The TWI Pakistan office that I work from in Lahore is a great environment developed for work. I have got my small cubicle in a shared area with the other colleagues. We have a coffee area and dining space. If any problem is encountered, our human resources and I.T. department are always there to help.
We would like to wish you all the best as you continue to grow your career at TWI, but, before we go, what would you say to anyone who is thinking of working at TWI Pakistan?
It is a great opportunity and I think that anyone who wants to work in a professional and creative environment should apply to TWI Pakistan.