Requirement to process up to 35 applicants for British Passports
Passport Examiner (Former Employee), British High Commission Wellington New Zealand – August 1, 2014
Pros: good renumeration and advancement
Cons: sometimes extra hours worked to ensure continuity
Prioritizing applications in order of Urgency and priority. Ensuring all applications were processed and any that were pended were followed up by email or phone call.
Mixing with a range of Cultures ensuring teamwork and work was completed accurately and in a timely manner.
Hardest part was following up on First time applications from Countries such – more... as Uganda, and Procterates. Having to consult Nationality act from 1948 to see if they qualified for a British Passport. – less
Plant/Boiler Engineer (Current Employee), Islamabad, PIS – January 11, 2014
1- Take shift charge with follow ups, take detaile round of plant room and other related areas like generator room, softener, AHU site, water and diesel oil storage tanks, HT and LT panel room, cooling towers and chemical storage room. 2- Got more sufficient practical knowledge of HVAC, boiler operation, water analysis and elecrical power management – more... to perform day to day resposibilities in efficient manners. 3-Managment appreciates efforts made by staff to enhance performance. 4-I have an examplery relation with my co-workers and we are doing as one team. 5-Now there is nothing as hard part of job. 6- I enjoy every part of the job while doing it. – less
Interesting work, oppurtunity to be involved in process changes, close working relationships.
Team Leader - Passport Office (Former Employee), Wellington, N – October 5, 2013
Pros: the company
Cons: knowing it was coming to an end due to repatreation back to the uk
A typical day at work was always being adaptable to whatever that day might bring. Always with targets to be meet on a daily basis but also being open minded to working with others and working along side my team.to achieve end results. I loved the chance to be a on both ends of the scale as Management in making the systems work and finding better ways – more... in processes but also taking my team along with me and getting them to also buy in to changes. Also working together with other managers and giving support where and when needed. The hardest part was being target driven and keeping staff motivated at the busy periods. The most enjoyable part was the people I worked with and the relationships developed over the years. – less
Entry Clearance Assistant, Team Leader (Former Employee), Nairobi, Kenya – August 2, 2013
• General Office management, management of entry clearance assistants, backup to the office manager. • Team leader; manage 5 locally engaged entry clearance assistants. Administer leave, sickness, training and line management within team. • Oversee workflow of the visa section and ensure targets are met. • Prepare office statistics monthly and annually. – more... Perform independent investigations of applicants, such as credit or background checks • Data entry of applications, customer service and printing visa’s with relevant security clearance. – less
Entry Clearance Examiner (Former Employee), At the Time Canberra Airport – April 12, 2013
Pros: customer service discussing visa options for applicants using british immigration knowledge
Cons: office location office located at canberra airport quit icolated
My day would consist of examing visa applications using my demonstated knowledge of British Immigration Rules. Ensuring all supporting documentation was submitted and showing an applicant qualifies under the visa category they applied for. My relationship with co-workers was strong discussions often using each others .experience supporting each other – more... in times of sickness or absence. Every application was different and sometimes an unusal one would turn up which may need further research to ensure an applicant falls within the category. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the faces of applicants when there visa has been issued. – less
After arriving for work there is a general "meeting" where everyone gets to greet each other whereupon the day begins. A day allows two teatimes and a lunch of 45 minutes. A typical work week is only 36 hours as fridays will see you leave at 13h00 already! Every person treats the other with respect and some management staff is so down to earth you won't – more... guess them to be management.
The hardest part of the job is the sometimes monotonous nature as it is quite repetative.
Most enjoyable is the fact that it is probably the place where you as employee will be treated the best in the country. – less