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New to the job- Luke Wallace

New to the job is a feature where we meet people from across the sector who have taken on a new role. If you want to take part email [email protected] 

Luke WallaceWhat is your name?

Luke Wallace

Where do you work and what do you do?

I’m a Graduate Energy Officer with Melin Homes.

Why did you choose a career in housing/your job role?

I have always enjoyed helping other people, especially those less fortunate than others. My role allows me to engage with the public and to make positive changes to other people’s lives, especially those in fuel poverty. 

What is the most important thing you have you learned since starting your career in housing?

NEA Energy Awareness & Fuel Poverty training, from which I gained a City & Guilds Level 3 certificate.

What advice would you give someone applying for a job at Melin?

I would advise an applicant to be their true self and to do their best to land the job, because Melin is a great company to work for.

Where would you be working, if not in housing?

I’m not quite sure exactly, but probably something to do with sustainability.

What motivates you?

The satisfying feeling of doing a job well. Seeing the benefits and positive changes I have made to people’s lives is rewarding.

What do you do to relax?

Since I was very young, I have always enjoyed football, whether it be playing or watching it. I therefore often use football as a way of relaxing and relieving stress.

Proudest moment?

My proudest moment to date was graduating with my master’s degree. It symbolised the end of 18 years in education and the recognition of all the hard work and effort I had contributed to my studies.

Most embarrassing moment (in or out of work)?

I tore the ligaments in my left shoulder, which required surgery to repair. Whilst waiting for the operation, I tripped in the University library and tore the ligaments in my right shoulder.  As a result, I ended up having surgery on both shoulders!

What was the last film you watched and how did you rate it?

Creed II, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was intense and exciting throughout.

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