HR Business Partner, Human Resources UK
Travel makes you modest as you see what a tiny space you occupy in the
world. They say that all you need to be able to travel the world is a book, but
when those pages spark an insatiable desire to experience firsthand the
cultures and curiosities of those places, the only way to sate your longing is
to go there. Travelling the world enables
us to absorb various cultures and experiences and provides us with life-long
memories – something money cannot buy!
I have worked for Northstar for a little over 2 years
and it took a few months before it all started to make sense, but once it did, and
I became familiar with our various brands within the Travel industry, it was
obvious that I was in the place I wanted to be! I love Travelling and the
thought of exploring the world some day is what motivates me, every, single,
I have travelled to a few different countries in my time
but my faith in my religion, Islam, took me to Saudi Arabia with my parents for
a spiritual journey. And the entire experience is something I had never felt
before. I had these visions from listening to stories and experiences from others,
but it wasn’t until I was ‘in it’ to experience it, is when I could truly
relate and feel the connection. I remember encountering many challenges during
our journey, I mean sleeping in an open field with thousands of people, my
sleeping bag and the beautiful stars was just one of many. It is these memories
that are never forgotten, not even the smallest of experiences, to tell the
tale to my kids, today.
Traveling to different places have exposed me to
cultures, people, and food! It is these experiences in life that have driven
the desire to be continually learning and understanding the world and people,
something I try to harness within my day-to-day life. I enjoy working with
people from different cultures as it’s exciting and liberating, so interacting
with others is one of the beautiful perks of working within the HR field, and a
career decision I am grateful for every day, fifteen years, and going strong!
Working for Northstar has made me understand and
deeply appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into ensuring
travellers have the best possible experience. Like most industries, we as
consumers, reap the rewards of this hard work without acknowledging the skill
and commitment that goes into building and maintaining a thriving industry.
Since working at Northstar, I appreciate every process that has been developed
to ensure trips are efficient, safe and fun!