I joined the BaxterStorey Graduate Programme in 2014 and haven’t looked back since. After a jam-packed nine months of training, I was offered the job of catering manager at one of London’s leading banks, looking after a team of 15.
Keen to get more experience in project management, I took a project management role, managing five site openings within twelve months. Every day was full on, but an amazing learning curve. I was involved in everything from working with our suppliers, restaurant design and overseeing recruitment, to menu writing and organising food pop ups. The evening before a launch is always my favourite part of a mobilisation – the nervous feeling but the sense of achievement when you look around and see what you have achieved as a team.
Having been a graduate myself, I’ve always been passionate about inspiring upcoming and potential talent. So I decided to become a Springboard Ambassador, helping motivate young people to join this amazing industry. In 2017, I was fortunate enough to go on the Springboard Trek, hiking through the Himalayas in Nepal. It was incredible!
I’m so glad I took a leap from site management to project management as it led to my new role as Head of Mobilisations and Supply Chain for London. I really enjoy my job and I’ve found a niche that suits me and my skill set.