This month in our staff series it’s time to meet one of our newest colleagues, partnerships assistant Rebecca Campbell. From playing netball all over the world to falling ‘casualty’ to a previous job, here are her highs and lows so far!
How long have you been at ActiveQuote and what does your role involve?
I’ve been at ActiveQuote for two months now. I work in the partnerships department and my role is to assist with the day to day account management of our current partners, whilst looking for new opportunities to grow the business further.
What did you want to be when you were at school?
I always wanted to be a solicitor when I was at school, then I went to Cardiff University and studied English Language and Applied Linguistics.
What was your first job?
I had my first job when I was 16, as a sales associate in Hollister.
What’s the worst or weirdest job you’ve ever had?
The strangest job I’ve ever had was probably working as a TV extra in Casualty! It was a 12-hour day, filming a nightclub scene. They edited the music in afterwards, so it involved a lot of awkward dancing with strangers in silence…
What do you like about working at ActiveQuote?
I love meeting new people so it’s great that my role involves a lot of face to face meetings and events with the partners. I also like how every department is under one roof. Before I came to ActiveQuote, I worked in a small office where there were only six of us. Now, with around 130 people here, I’ve gone from one extreme to the other!
What are your next ambitions in your career?
I’m still at quite an early stage in my career so I’m excited to learn as much as I can about the commercial side of the business. In the future, however, I’d love to be in a position to manage and develop people whilst continuing to win major partnerships for ActiveQuote.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love going to the gym and socialising with friends. A lot of my friends live all over the UK, such as Plymouth, London and Manchester, as well as back home in Gloucester. As a result, I’m often all over the place at the weekend, visiting them for a good night out!
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I’ve played netball for England at U18 and U21 level. In 2016 I was lucky enough to captain my country and take part in in the Indoor World Youth Cup in Australia. Netball has also taken me to New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa!
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
Definitely not! I wish I was that organised - I think it will be another last-minute job this year!