MBA Global Master of Business Administration
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BSc (Hons) Business Management
By offering the opportunity to complete a three-month internship, this gave me the chance to experience a real-life business environment, which improved my confidence drastically. As the course is so generic, it allows you to explore many aspects of business, which prepares you for when you are working.
Presenting to the CEO of Marwell Zoo – exhilarating, nerve-wracking, and a huge learning curve.
I started my career in human resources in May 2016 as an HR and payroll assistant. I am currently studying for a PgD in personnel and development at Solent while achieving my Level 7 CIPD. Within a year I have been promoted to HR executive, which has given me more responsibility with the strategic side of HR, as well as some new projects within the company. Studying for my PgD and CIPD is helping me immensely alongside work. I started just over a year ago knowing very little about HR, and now, a year on, I feel confident in many aspects of HR and am excited about where my career is going to take me. When I first started university I didn’t know what I wanted to specialise in, however, with all of the challenges I had to face in my degree, this has helped me grow into the person I am now.
I work for Hi-Tech Mouldings, which is an independent plastic mouldings manufacturing company. We have 140 permanent employees in the company and my day-to-day work can involve disciplinaries, absence management, managing our temporary workforce, grievances, weekly payroll, tribunal cases, strategic HR, implementing new benefits, employee engagement, recruitment, onboarding, employment law, and lots more. I never know what I am coming into every day, which is so motivating.
Being in an interview on the Tuesday, then being offered the job and interviewing someone on the other side of the table on the Wednesday!
Go for it. Don’t be shy. The manufacturing industry is by no means glamorous, but it certainly gives you the most incredible amount of exposure and a lot of people problems – I love it! I would recommend such a generic role for someone graduating and wishing to specialise in HR.