I work in Human Resources in the Defence and Security sector, employed by the UK's leading engineering support services organisation. I am primarily based in Kent but provide HR support across three sites in the South East. I operate in a fast paced environment in a generalist HR capacity supporting areas from recruitment to employee relations, in which each day brings new challenges. I also recently completed my Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice and am an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
I opted to seek a career in HR as, like Geography, it is multi-dimensional; a people orientated but commercial and strategic profession. Whilst my career is not directly related to Geography, my degree has provided me with transferrable skills that I have been able to utilise in my career so far. Thanks to my degree I am confident in delivering presentations; able to challenge practices and processes in a constructive manner; and make informed decisions based on a range of resources.
At CCCU I particularly enjoyed the freedom of being able to study a combination of human and physical Geography modules, as well as the opportunity to participate in several fieldwork trips in both the UK and abroad.
The flexibility of the Geography programme allows each student to take ownership of their education and make their degree their own. Furthermore the passionate and approachable lecturers and supportive environment mean that studying Geography at CCCU is a great choice.