David B.

Operations Manager
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About me

David B.
Politics, Economics and Philosophy
Economics and Politics
United Kingdom

My employment

Operations Manager
Gist Ltd
United Kingdom

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A day in the life of a Operations Manager in the United Kingdom

How I found out about the job

Already worked there

Where I hope to be in 5 years

I aim to reach General Manager in 2 - 3 years.

My advice to students considering work

People are at the heart of any business. Your success will depend largely on your ability to capitalise on relationships and build networks.

What I do

I joined a new business stream in January 2010 set up to deliver internal and commercial training. I run the driver training division, offering a range of practical and classroom based courses. I developed and implemented the business model and review it on a cost basis. I manage a team of trainers, link back to the legal compliance team, leverage commercial opportunities, and negotiate contracts. My target is to deliver £300k profit in 2010.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Degree skills:
The depth of analysis and criticism required for my subjects has transferred well in a real world environment.

Extracurricular skills:
Overwhelmingly 'people skills'. Interacting with a diverse group of people, building relationships and utilising them. I developed these skills through part time work in hospitality and extensive independent travel I also developed a strong work ethic.

What I like most

I get a great deal of senior management exposure, autonomy and freedom in pursuing my ideas.

What I like least


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