Set goals to see how far you go
Heather Townsend started her placement at Enterprise in September 2015, after completing a year at Glasgow Caledonian University studying business.
“I chose Enterprise because gaining first hand experience within HR was a great opportunity. Enterprise’s values made a strong impression. In particular I felt I could relate to ‘customer service is our way of life’.
“The role wasn’t as expected. My responsibilities were very broad which I took on as an opportunity to gain extensive experience and knowledge. The team were supportive and eased me into the role. As my first office job, I expected a serious environment. I was delighted to find myself in a fun and friendly place of work.
“If I could change one thing about my placement it would be to set myself goals and expectations at the beginning, so I could see how far I’ve come. I would advise all other placement applicants to always be confident in being yourself and to ask for help when needed.
“I found it difficult to say ‘no’ when a request was given to me and would advise others that it is okay to say no once in a while, as it avoids mistakes.
“I’ve learnt how important it is to build your own personal brand and to network as much as you can."
Be confident in being yourself and ask for help when needed.