Five minutes with… Gemma Cammidge, Monitoring Administration Assistant at the IPA
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- Kevin Hellard, President
- Events update
- Liquidations in the Republic of Ireland after 31 December 2020
- NCA makes first Bounce Back Loan fraud arrest
- Membership and licence renewals
- Job vacancy: Regulation Officer
- IPA’s spooky Halloween quiz for Crisis
- Totum Pro discount card for IPA student members
- Meet a Committee member
How long have you worked at the IPA?
I joined the IPA six months ago in April as an Administration Assistant for the Monitoring Inspection team.
Before this, I worked as a Researcher for the Financial Investigation department within West Yorkshire Police for four years, and prior to that I was a Dispensing Optician/Assistant Store Manager for a high street optician for seven years.
What does your role entail?
At the moment it is still very early days, and I am still learning the full extent of what the role entails.
I have never worked in insolvency before, and so I am trying to learn whilst on the job – which can sometimes be a little tricky! Luckily, the Inspectors within the VPR team that I work alongside are very patient and are helping me along the way (even when I ask what seems to be hundreds of questions a week!).
What has been your highlight?
I wouldn’t describe it as a highlight as such, but I am really grateful for how welcoming everyone at the IPA has been.
It can be very daunting and challenging starting a new role in a sector that you haven’t experienced working in before. However, everyone has been very warm and friendly – thank you!