For some people the idea of working outdoors would be off-putting, but Kathryn Adams doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty in her role as an environmental and compliance officer at a leading North-east organics recycling company.
Kathryn relishes in her role at New Deer’s Keenan Recycling, and can be spotted climbing piles of compost to monitor temperatures at the award-winning site, come rain or shine.
Kathryn, who grew up in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, knew from an early age that an office role wasn’t for her.
After completing sixth year in 2008, Kathryn left home at just 17 to move to Aberdeen to study for a Bachelors degree in Ecology at the University of Aberdeen. She then went on to study for a Masters in Environmental Management and graduated in November 2013.
She was first introduced to Keenan Recycling in 2009 through a Scottish work placement scheme, the Business Environmental Placement, while in her second year of university. In 2010, Grant and Gregor Keenan invited her back for a second placement with the company and in September last year Kathryn’s work experience paid off when she was offered a full-time position with the company.
Managing director of Keenan Recycling, Grant Keenan, added: “Kathryn is a fantastic addition to the workforce, and her hard work and enthusiasm for her role really shines through.”