John Lowerson

Scanning Administrator/Receptionist

Job Role at EMG

My role is a Scanning Administrator/Receptionist, I am responsible for scanning all post as it arrives, and saving it down to the relevant case files. I also carry out other postal duties and cover reception.


I started life out as Work Rider/Stable Hand, which included Exercising and caring for racehorses. This was a job I really enjoyed but sadly I got to big too be a Jockey. I then spent 21 years at HMP Durham as an Operational Support Grade. In this role I carried out many different duties, which included working with inmates and families, Admin duties, and many different Security based roles. After leaving the prison service I started working with Young People in care. In this role I lived with them, caring for them and helping them with all their everyday needs which was certainly very challenging! I have also worked for DMG Electrical, based in Team Valley. My role here was to carry out Compliance checks on Fire alarms, and PAT testing in student accommodation in and around the Newcastle area. I was also responsible for carrying out administrative duties in the company office.

What do you like about working at EMG?

All the staff are very friendly and have made me feel most welcome. Everyone always seems to have a smile on their face.

Outside of EMG?

I am an outdoor type of person, enjoying walking, cycling, fishing and plenty weekends away in the camper van.