I like working and building relationships with individuals from all around the business, from IT to marketing to the front office. I also think that giving advice to stakeholders on what they are purchasing, whether it is technology or training schemes, and seeing how it adds value to the business is rewarding.
Procurement works closely with legal to ensure that contracts accurately reflect the agreed level of service. It was initially difficult understanding the legal jargon; however after a few weeks you start to become more familiar with the technical terms that form contracts.
I studied Economics at the University of Birmingham. The trainee scheme was my first full-time job after university.
In the next few years I would like to gain my CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) qualifications.
It is a great opportunity to work and network with people your own age in a dynamic and interesting industry.