DAN CASCARINA

 

PROJECT SUPPORT OFFICER

Qualifications: 

  • APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
  • APMG AgilePM Foundation + Practitioner
  • APMG Change Management Foundation
  • PRINCE2 Foundation

Current responsibilities: I’ve just started with PLP as a Project Support Officer, providing back-office PMO and planning responsibilities as well as supporting internal projects.

Personality and experience: Prior to joining PLP I spent almost 12 years with a pre-owned Gaming & Electronics retail company where I worked my way up to my eventual role as an Operations Manager looking after multiple stores and their teams. This role included a wide range of responsibilities including, but not limited to; Staff Recruitment & Development, KPI Management & Implementation, Operations & Performance Reporting, Performance Management and overseeing new Store Openings. I had a fantastic time there, including working abroad in several different countries and I look forward to bringing my skills and experience across to working in the project management and project management office profession.

Interests outside of work: I enjoy playing guitar, finding new places outdoors to explore and take my children, going to the gym with my partner and working on my house… which always seems to need something doing to it!  I’m also a big fan of building and collecting Lego models and I like to think I’m a pretty good cook.

Best thing about PLP: I’ve only just started but it’s already apparent how much of a close-knit and supportive team they are; everybody has been so welcoming and encouraging toward me upon coming aboard. I’m also excited to take on some of the great training and development opportunities they offer.