Szabi: Originally, I only came for six months, and after 15 years I’m still here! I think when you get in a kind of rhythm, it’s a different life here with better possibilities. You can explore more and there’s lots of places to visit.
I joined Cotswold Outdoor four years ago. For me, connecting with other people who like the outdoors, helping them get outdoors and sharing stories makes it a great place to work. When you work in an environment you like, you get so much satisfaction. You’re not doing the job because you have to do, you’re doing your job because you enjoy it.
Magda: Well, it wasn’t related to the outdoors, I just wanted to come here for a year, just one year, and it’s now been almost 15! But I fell in love with the Scottish Highlands and mountains. I wasn’t actually looking for a job, the job found me. But the reason I love working for Cotswold Outdoor is the passion you can share with the customers. It’s like-minded people meeting in one place, who can share all that experience, plan trips, and help people reach their goals. You want to make sure that whoever goes outdoors, they get the right equipment and will enjoy their trip. So often, you’re building friendships for life with these customers.