International Women's Day - Kia Ardron

This International Women’s Day (IWD) we’re celebrating some of our female colleagues who are not only passionate about developing their own careers but are helping others to do the same.


Kia Ardron joined Gist initially as an agency worker almost seven years ago aged 17 years. Since then, Kia’s passion for training has helped shape her own career as well as supporting others in logistics.


“I have a passion for training, and I love taking on new challenges. My role is a Warehouse Operative, but I love learning new things I have put myself forward and undertaken other courses including first aid. I am also a Trainer Within Industry (TWI) in Barnsley and I have recently put myself forward for a train-the-trainer fire marshal training.


“I have received a lot of support from colleagues at site, and I wouldn’t have been able to do any of what I have done without them. I love to keep my mind stimulated and if I have to opportunity to help or learn to do something else, I will.


“I love learning and being able to share my knowledge so that I can help others. I was in the Army Cadet Force as a teenager, and I think that is where my love of training and helping others came from.


“I have a great relationship with people on site and I feel I can go to any one of the managers here and ask for help and support if I need it. I don’t yet know where my career will take me and I’m still young, but I do know that training is my passion and that my colleagues here will support me.”