Charlotte Hudson - English
“I love being part of a culturally diverse team that works hard but enjoys the fun side of life as well.”
Why did you join Seadrill?
I’d always wanted to get into HR and just before joining, I’d started my Masters in HR Management at Liverpool John Moores University. When Seadrill came to Liverpool, the fact that it’s a global company made it really stand out for me as being a great place to develop my HR career.
What’s the atmosphere like in the office?
It’s an open plan office and the Directors and Heads sit amongst their teams, so that helps with communication and openness. We organise a lot of social events to get everybody involved. When people have moved here from other regions and countries, they don’t necessarily have friends or family with them. So it’s very much like a family network here as well. We do little things like, for example, when it’s someone’s birthday we get them cake and a card.
What’s the main challenge for the HR team?
Having the Shared Service Centre here in Liverpool, in HR we need to make sure that everyone keeps communication levels up and that we liaise frequently with our regions, so that they know we’re here for them as much as they are for us. Ultimately it’s about keeping those relationships and those networks close.
What would you say to someone thinking about a career with Seadrill?
If you’re looking to develop your career with a global company this is a great company to do that, aided by the continuous support of your managers and colleagues. Seadrill aren’t afraid to give you the responsibility and autonomy to be able to grow.