We spoke with Lavínia Cabré to learn more about her experience with McLarens and what attributed to her recognition in McLarens’ global employee award program, McLarens Platinum Circle.
What has been one of the most interesting or rewarding experiences you have had at McLarens?
Attending the annual Aviation Insurance Training course was definitively a very rewarding experience, not only did I learn about what the teams at McLarens Aviation do, but in particular, how aircraft work. I had the opportunity to visit the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, they investigate civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the UK. I also went to a major airline maintenance facility and saw the aircraft up close and in detail.
It is an extreme honor to have been selected as a winner as part of the first McLarens Platinum Circle Award. I believe the trip to Dubai will be most interesting and I am looking forward to meeting colleagues from other McLarens teams.
What do you like to do outside of work? Do you have a personal passion?
Motorbikes are a passion of mine and you will often see me riding my Triumph Tiger 800, even to work, but I have been lucky enough to be able to combine this with one of my other passions, travelling. I have had the privilege to travel on a motorcycle as far as Cappadocia in Turkey and far north as Nordkapp in Norway, enabling me to visit most of Europe in the process.
On a daily basis you will find me practicing DDPY (DDP Yoga). I started doing this cardio workout program as I needed to improve my health and have experienced great results. Therefore, I decided to become an instructor and earlier this year I achieved my certification, becoming the first Spanish DDPY instructor! Currently, I am the only female instructor teaching in the UK. I even offer free classes to McLarens Aviation Heathrow-based staff on a weekly basis.
What advice would you give someone starting out in this field or considering it as a career option?
Working at a loss adjusting firm doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a loss adjuster. I would recommend considering all the varied career opportunities a firm, such as McLarens, has to offer. In particular, to a person who is just starting, I would recommend listening to and learning from people fulfilling a number of roles to get the full picture, not just managers. Within the group there is a wealth of knowledge to be shared from experienced staff in all departments.
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