In another learner’s story from our ‘Where are you now?’ series. We’re able to gain insight into Aimable’s journey at Life Health Foods.
He is featured above graduating from the Pop-up Leadership programme, our hybrid learning environment for emerging leaders. Alongside him are Eddie Mulinu’u from Life Health Foods and Debs Wand from Competenz.
At Upskills, we truly value leaving a learning legacy and positive encouragement for our learners.
Aimable completed the Pop-up leadership training in 2020 and has stepped through to his current role as a Leading Hand. Great work Aimable. Your willingness to develop your skill set is inspiring.
Name: Aimable Ntirenganya
Role: Leading Hand
Employer: Life Health Foods
What do you enjoy about working at Life Health Foods?
I enjoy good teamwork, good communication and the working environment as well as good leadership.
What’s been your career path so far?
I started at LHF in an agency role with Coverstaff in 2018 and was made permanent in that year also. In 2020 I became a Senior Operator and Developing Leader and last year I was promoted to a Leading Hand position.
What have been the 3 most important things you’ve learned along the way?
- Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) and health and safety are so important.
- Managing staff and time.
- Effective communication.
How did participating in our Pop-up Leadership course support your learning journey?
I learned how to communicate better with colleagues and my superiors. I learned about different leadership styles and how to inspire the people around me as a team leader. And I learned about effective delegation.
What advice would you give to others?
Learning changes lives – learn from your superiors. Be punctual and reliable, and willing to learn new things. Be positive and energised.
Tell us about one of your role models:
My father is always encouraging me to work hard and stay positive, to have a good attitude with patience and to think before I act.
Where do you see yourself in five to ten years?
I am going to learn new things and experience challenges. I will learn more leadership skills in this role which I can use in future for a supervisory or management role.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned about yourself as a leader?
To take responsibility and lead by example.