My Life Through a Lens: Monique Rossiter
As part of our new ‘My life through the lens’ series, we’re discovering how our people ‘live their best phone lives’. The new series is all about learning more about how some of the moments saved on our phones have shaped our people and how they contribute to #LifeAtThree.
Today we’re getting to know Monique Rossiter.
Job title: Corporate Communications – Team Co-Ordinator
Function: Corporate Communications
Tenure: 4 years
Tell us about early Monique, what’s an early memory and what was she like?
The answer to this question will depend entirely on who you ask. I would say that I was a complete angel, a true gift and my parents favourite child. However, if you ask my parents, they would likely say that I was a happy child with a sprinkle of menace.
I was quite a shy little girl, but I think being the youngest child with boisterous older brothers will do that to you. Whilst I love my brothers, growing up with them was rather trying at times! They say “character building” and I say “bullying” – but hey, what can you do?
I’ve always loved animals and most of my early memories involve some animal or another. I was lucky enough to have a multitude of pets whilst growing up. I had hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, cats, dogs and horses – what more could a girl ask for?!
I did an alpaca experience last year and I’m currently mid-campaign with my parents to persuade them to get a few.
When you were a child, what did you see yourself doing?
For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of becoming a vet. My first “proper” job was working in a veterinary hospital and I felt like I was on the right path. Unfortunately, I always got emotional during the difficult appointments and so I realised that wasn’t my calling in life. I also collect pets like I’m collecting Pokémon – so I think it’s safer if I don’t work with animals.
Instead of being a vet, I spend my days working in the telecoms industry and looking after my dog and two cats – I think that’s as close to the dream as I’ll get these days.
How did you get into your role?
After leaving the veterinary world, I did a stint in finance before joining Three as a Personal Assistant in 2019. I worked in LGRA, which was known as LCRA at the time, and was originally on a 12 month maternity cover contract.
I worked in Star House when I started, and the building had very limited parking spaces available. I distinctly remember joining the car park waiting list at number 189, with an expected wait time of 18-24 months. I never did get that parking space…
Thankfully, I managed to secure a permanent role and continued to work in LGRA until a year and a half ago, when I was given the opportunity to try something different and join the Corporate Communications team. I now work across internal comms, external comms and CSR projects with some incredible people.
What has been a career highlight so far?
Becoming an Annual Star last year. That is, without a doubt, the best thing to happen in my career so far.
What do you like to do outside of #LifeAtThree?
I’m always on the go and doing something, whether that be perfecting my French macaron recipe, making fresh pasta, learning a language, reading or getting my daily dose of nature.
I spent some time on the beach in west Wales last year and it was breathtaking… quite literally – it was so windy and cold!