What company do you currently work for?
Springfield Properties Plc
What is your name?
What is your job title?
HR Admin Assistant
Provide a brief description of your business.
House Builder / Construction
Describe your career pathway after leaving school.
I left school after my sixth year with a deferred entry for Journalism at Napier University. During my year out of education, I worked in retail and eventually decided to not proceed with my Uni place. I continued working in retail for a few years before the opportunity arose with Springfield. I have been working with Springfield for five years now.
What school subjects would be helpful for your job role?
English, Business, and Administration
What is your favourite thing about the work that you do?
Playing an important part in employees' individual progression and development.
Why did you want to work in this industry?
It was a new challenge.
Did you ever want to pursue another career?
Journalism or Paramedic Training.
What does a typical day in your role involve?
Researching and booking employee training, arranging meetings involving the Chairman and CEO, managing employee benefit schemes, and general administrative tasks to support the wider team. I have also worked with employee absence and recruitment.
What skills are required to do your job?
Listening and communication skills, accuracy, and time management
What is your advice to young people who are considering working in this sector?
Don't be afraid to try something new!
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Here at DYW Moray, we'd like to encourage those of you who are employed in Moray to share your career story with us so that we can promote these to Moray's young people. Go on, share your career story now!