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In another learner’s story from our ‘Where are you now?’ series.  We’re able to gain insight into Aimable’s journey at Life Health Foods.

He is featured above graduating from the Pop-up Leadership programme, our hybrid learning environment for emerging leaders. Alongside him are Eddie Mulinu’u from Life Health Foods and Debs Wand from Competenz.

At Upskills, we truly value leaving a learning legacy and positive encouragement for our learners.

Aimable completed the Pop-up leadership training in 2020 and has stepped through to his current role as a Leading Hand. Great work Aimable. Your willingness to develop your skill set is inspiring.

Name: Aimable Ntirenganya

Role: Leading Hand

Employer: Life Health Foods


What do you enjoy about working at Life Health Foods?

I enjoy good teamwork, good communication and the working environment as well as good leadership.


What’s been your career path so far?

I started at LHF in an agency role with Coverstaff in 2018 and was made permanent in that year also.  In 2020 I became a Senior Operator and Developing Leader and last year I was promoted to a Leading Hand position.


What have been the 3 most important things you’ve learned along the way?

  1. Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) and health and safety are so important.
  2. Managing staff and time.
  3. Effective communication.


How did participating in our Pop-up Leadership course support your learning journey?

I learned how to communicate better with colleagues and my superiors.  I learned about different leadership styles and how to inspire the people around me as a team leader.  And I learned about effective delegation.


What advice would you give to others?

Learning changes lives – learn from your superiors. Be punctual and reliable, and willing to learn new things. Be positive and energised.


Tell us about one of your role models:

My father is always encouraging me to work hard and stay positive, to have a good attitude with patience and to think before I act.


Where do you see yourself in five to ten years?

I am going to learn new things and experience challenges. I will learn more leadership skills in this role which I can use in future for a supervisory or management role.


What’s the most important thing you’ve learned about yourself as a leader?

To take responsibility and lead by example.


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