HR Advisor | Carillion

I’m really thrilled to be nominated for such a great award. I appreciate that my efforts throughout my career so far have been recognised and believe that this award could really benefit many other women within my industry.

I decided after leaving college that I wasn’t going to go to University and wanted to focus on building a career as soon as possible. I started in the company on the helpdesk as a Customer Services Representative. After being put at risk of redundancy after two and a half years in 2014, I decided to apply for a HR Administrator role within the company where I was successfully redeployed. It quickly became clear to me that I really enjoyed the world of HR and that this is what I wanted to embark on as a career. Within six months I was promoted to a HR Assistant and I decided I wanted to get my CIPD qualification in HR in which the company kindly sponsored me for and supported me in. I studied for my level 3 CIPD qualification part-time whilst working full-time which has been tough however now it is completed I can’t wait to start the next level! Six months ago I applied for the role of HR Advisor within the team I worked in and was successful, I now look after and advise seven contracts across London and am really enjoying the different challenges along the way and learning and improving every day.

I’m especially pleased to have been shortlisted for this amazing award at the age of 24 at the start of my career as I have ambitions to become a great role model for other young women.