Carmel P.

Asset Strategy Planner
Happy to mentor
Happy to be contacted

About me

Carmel P.
Environmental Science
United Kingdom

My employment

Asset Strategy Planner
Yorkshire Water
United Kingdom
Environment and energy

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A day in the life of a Asset Strategy Planner in the United Kingdom

How I found out about the job

Employer's website

The recruitment process

The graduate scheme had a long 4 stage application process - application forms, testing, screening exercises and interviews, and a two day assessment centre.

My career history

I spent two years on the Yorkshire Water Graduate Development Programme which involved moving around the business completing thre month placements in various teams. I went from working on a sewage works, to project managing capital delivery schemes with our contract partners. I applied for a substantive role in June 2010. Since then my role has been to build our network strategy and plan for the future: how will our water and waste water networks function in 10, 20, 30 years time?

Where I hope to be in 5 years

I hope to be managing a team within a couple of years. Ultimately I would like to run my own business in the future.

My advice to students considering work

Just go for it.

What I do

My day to day role involves data analysis, project managing a number of different pieces of work to develop our 5-year business plan and working with the rest of my team to form a vision for our network into the future.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Degree skills:
My IT and presentation skills have been a big help.

Extracurricular skills:
Communication and assertiveness have been important skills.

What I like most

I enjoy the fact that my role is very varied and no two days are the same.

What I like least

What would I change? I wouldn't change anything.

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