Meet Aya Badawy our Faces of Baptcare #36
Aya Badawy’s career journey with Baptcare is nothing short of inspirational. Currently working as part of our wonderful People, Culture and Safety team, you can read more below about why Aya is a treasured member of her team and of the greater Baptcare community.
What is your current role at Baptcare and what does a typical day involve?
I am currently working as a Talent Acquisition Specialist for In Home Care. My day always includes lots of phone calls to screen and interview new candidates. (We are currently recruiting for multiple In Home Care roles.)
What has been your career journey at Baptcare?
I started as a volunteer in the Orchards community in 2017 then the amazing Volunteer Co-ordinator at that time, Vicky, helped me to find my career path in Baptcare. Firstly, in March 2018 I was accepted to work as an office assistant in our Brookview community and then by 2020 I was promoted to work as the office manager there. During July 2022 I was given the opportunity to work as a talent acquisition specialist in the People & Culture team where I work today.
What do you like about your job and working in the PC&S team?
It’s a new experience for me and I enjoy the challenge of dealing with different types of people every day. I also like the challenge of having to rely on my feelings during the interviews and screening process to work out if the candidates will be the right fit for Baptcare or not.
Having these interesting conversations really makes a difference in my day. I can say that diversity is a great factor in Baptcare and something that I feel makes our organisation so different and unique.
Have you always wanted to work within the People and Culture space?
After starting my position as an office manager, I was hoping that I could join the PC&S team one day, and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity!
What did you want to be as a young child?
I always wanted to be an engineer like my Dad.
Do you have a favourite time of the year or a favourite family celebration?
My favourite time of the year is Ramadan and Eid. It’s a very special time for us to get family and friends together. We normally prepare lots of food and traditional desserts in our celebrations. My Daughters always enjoys decorating our house as well, especially during Ramadan.
Can you tell us two surprising things about yourself?
Chocolates and music are always my way to unwind and get in a good mood.
I used to do athletics when I was younger. My events were long jump and high jump.
Do you have a favourite quote or motto in life?
Happiness is not by chance but by choice.
How would your friends describe you?
My friends are always telling me that I am a hard worker - not only at work but in my private life. They describe me as a Bee. 😊
Do you have a mentor or idol?
I will always say my parents are my great mentors. I have learnt a lot from them.