We’ve won awards for our e-learning platforms, so naturally we need a digital professor in the background making sure things run smoothly—enter, Stuart! Partial to a panini and a night of Netflix, by day, our Stu keeps our digital learning systems ticking over nicely. Just don’t call him Mr Swanson…yet…
Name: Stuart Swanson
Job Title: E-Learning & Digital Project Support
Sum up your role in three words:
All things e-learning
How did you get into e-learning?
I have actually changed career path three times now, with the first being retail, second in print and POS and now in digital.
What’s the best thing about it?
I am constantly learning new skills and there is great satisfaction in finding something wrong and fixing it.
And the worst?
Slow internet—can’t open those tabs fast enough!
What’s been your career highlight so far?
There is great satisfaction in being involved in a successful pitch, and I have experienced this in all my careers to date.
What would you be doing if you weren’t working on e-learning projects?
I would probably be teaching, although I still don’t feel like a Mr Swanson so a few more years until then.
What’s your morning routine?
8am alarm followed by a quick morning shower (can’t beat a morning shower), cup of coffee and then out the door.
First thing you do when you get in the office?
I go straight next door into the cafe and have another coffee—but this time with an extra shot of caramel syrup.
What’s a typical day like?
Mornings are dedicated to catching up on emails and planning my tasks for the rest of the day. I am always looking to learn new skills so throughout the day I will be tinkering with a database or two.
And, most importantly, what’s for lunch?
I am constantly on the hunt for ways to try and lose weight, so on a good day I will have a healthy soup or salad—though most days I will have a grilled panini.
Home time! What’s on the agenda?
At this time of the year, home time is spring-cleaning time so one hour is spent clearing out clutter—and there is a lot clutter! Later in the evening I will watch an episode of one the 12 shows I am currently watching simultaneously on Netflix.
And finally, what time are lights out?
Very late! Normally around midnight.