Omar Carralero / Projects and Resources Officer, Cuba

What's been the most important thing you've learnt as a result of working with the British Council?

Teamwork. I remember this question during my work interview at the British Council and my answer was immediately positive, -Yes, I know how to work as part of a team.  I confess only in time I understood the real implication of having a team, not only that one we see every day at the office, but the international team that the British Council is and which you can always count on.

What skill have you developed or learnt working here?

I am more organised.  In my role at the office, I work in several projects simultaneously, which has allowed me to develop skills that have contributed to my professional growth.

How would you describe the people you work with?

Caring, professional and always growing.  Definitely we are more than just work colleagues, we spent more time together than with our own family.  We may have disagreements, different points of view, but a common goal joins us to deliver a big event.

What other area or business unit would you like to explore within the organisation?

I really enjoy the projects area, particularly those related to arts.  I’d like in the future to be able to learn more about event planning.

What do you think the British Council could/should do more of?

I think we should focus more in our projects.  I understand the British Council must justify the relevance of its programmes, but we spent too much time on gathering and sharing information even within the organization.

What would you like to say to anyone interested in working with the British Council?

I feel very fortunate and proud to be working for the British Council and for being able to contribute to the vision and goals of this organization.  But it does require dedication and commitment with no limits of schedule or roles.