What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
Some of the best things about this role are people and variety. I haven't found myself getting frustrated about doing the same things day-to-day. There's always been something that provides a bit of variance to help break up the day and keep it interesting. The people I've met in my role are also some of the most knowledgeable and supportive. I couldn't have asked for a better team to start my career in.
The worst aspect is that, like in any business, you have peaks and troughs. I prefer being busy and working on problems. There always comes a point where things slow down for each department for a variety of reasons, however, when that time comes it can become more of an admin role, which although is important, isn't always the most exciting
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £17,000 - £19,000
Current salary: £23,000 - £25,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
I would say that in this role, having the right attitude is probably more important than having any particular knowledge. Clearly, prior knowledge would help, but for the most part, you learn as you go. You will be working with people who have 20+ years of experience in this sector and they know things that won't be taught in a classroom. You just have to be willing and open to get the best out of it.
Do you have any interview tips?
The interview looks at a lot at your previous experiences in job roles, attitude and whether or not you have big picture focus. The majority of questions in the interview at the assessment centre stage ask for you to provide examples of when you have or haven't done something. At the centre, there are also some role plays which can seem daunting but again, knowledge of company and processes isn't as important as how well you are able to come across.
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