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September 7, 2022
Updated on:
November 29, 2022

Humans of Zoomo: Meet Jo

At Zoomo, our people are the secret sauce to our success. Zoomers are a bunch of passionate, motivated and purpose-driven individuals all working towards the same mission of transitioning every urban delivery mile in light electric vehicles. 

Our #HumansofZoomo blog series aims to shine a light on Zoomers around the business, and the different skills and roles that make Zoomo what it is today. 

In today’s #HumansofZoomo blog we catch up with Jo O’Connor. Jo is a Lead Technical Mechanic at Zoomo, based in London. Jo tells us a little bit more about herself, the variety of a day at Zoomo, and what project she is most proud of.

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I fell into the cycling industry completely by accident, thinking it would only be a part-time summer job while I studied at university. I was so completely wrong. I fell in love with the whole industry and the satisfaction of solving a problem or perfecting a process. There is so much to learn and understand around bikes and e-bikes and the playing field is constantly evolving around you that I could never be bored.

What does a day in a life look like for you at Zoomo?

Everyday I’ve had at Zoomo has been different from the day before. Some days I’ll be visiting  our sites around the UK, training, assessing and talking to our MANY mechanics, and some days I’ll be finding myself locked in my rework room, going through piles of damaged components in need of repair. I spend most of my time based in our Bermondsey Warehouse, where I get to work very closely with our team of mechanics, who are a genuine joy to be around and create a fantastic atmosphere.

What project are you most proud of at Zoomo?

Our Lithium Ion battery repair project. Responsibly and sustainably managing lithium ion batteries in quantity has been a passion project for me. 

What are your top tips for someone arriving for their first day at Zoomo?

Just ask ALL the questions. “Who should I talk to about this?” “Where can I find that?” 

Rapid fire round - give us the first answer that comes to mind when we ask these questions:

  1. Guilty pleasure TV show? Glee
  2. Favorite toy as a child? Meccano
  3. What's a hobby of yours that you don't tell people about? Quilting
  4. Name a colleague at Zoomo you're in awe of. Lisa Conibear
  5. What do you like about e-bikes? They are constantly evolving and adapting

We currently have a bunch of open roles across all markets. If you are interested in becoming a Human of Zoomo yourself, and are also keen to help us accelerate cities to carbon neutral, head to our Careers at Zoomo page.

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