An exciting time for change

26 May 2022

After clocking up a decade in an administration role at CSBP’s Sodium Cyanide plant, Adele Fisher felt it was time to stretch herself in a new position.

Despite wanting a new challenge, Adele was keen to continue working with the team she loved at CSBP.

“I really wanted to stay at Sodium Cyanide because my work mates here are really like my family,” Adele said.

Adele’s manager suggested she spend a week working in the Despatch area and one week in Operations, to gain a better understanding of the roles and find out if these were roles she would like to pursue.

A few months later, an internal role became available in Despatch and Adele successfully applied for a secondment.

“It’s been a very steep learning curve, but I have managed to complete two of the three training modules and once I finish the third, I will become a Senior Operator.”

Working in the Sodium Cyanide plant is not only physically hard, safety must always be paramount given the product being produced is a highly toxic chemical.

“We are all incredibly safety-focused here, and we all have each other’s back. I really love how connected we are as a team and how supportive we are of each other,” Adele said.

“I am never bored because there is always something to learn, and I feel I am just at the tip of the iceberg of what I need to know because my role has a lot of variables that can only be trained for when a situation arises.”

Adele said her new role has not only pushed her out of her comfort zone and given her a new skill set, it has also improved her overall health.

“In my role, I’m incredibly active and pretty much on the move all day,” Adele said. “I certainly don’t have to think about going to the gym at the end of the day.”

“I really can’t thank the team at Sodium Cyanide enough for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. I took a leap of faith and while it was scary, I’m so glad I did.”