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Emma H.
Language and Linguistic Science
English Language and Linguistics
United Kingdom

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HR & Internal Communications Co-ordinator
Elior UK
United Kingdom

About the job

What I do

I work for a contract catering company with over 11,000 employees. My role within HR and internal communications involves taking calls on an HR Service Desk, advising line managers on general employee relations queries, managing the company extranet and weekly news bulletin, maintaining Head Office personnel files, processing leavers, starters and change of details, posting online vacancies, reference requests, HR reporting, project work and organising company social events (e.g. awards ceremony with £140k budget and Leadership Team Roadshows).

Skills I use and how I developed them

I gained HR admin experience in my previous job as Head Office Senior Administrator at Bridgfords Countrywide.

Extracurricular skills:
Social and communication skills - the ability to deal with people at all levels and in situations of varying formality.

What I like most

Every day is different as no issue is ever the same so I learn something new every day.

What I like least

I find certain aspects of my job quite repetitive and process driven, such as the HR reporting and reference requests.

What would I change? I don't think I would change anything as I love my job and work for a great company so I am where I want to be at this point in my career.

Finding and applying for the job

How I found out about the job

Speculative application

My career

Courses taken since graduation

Masters in HR Management (CIPD)

Where I hope to be in 5 years

I would like to move to a management role within Human Resources.

My advice to students

My advice to students considering work

Think hard about what you enjoy doing and gain as much relevant experience as possible... make sure every career move counts. Have confidence in your strengths and abilities as you will need to sell yourself in order to really compete in a graduate saturated labour market.

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