Graduating from university and entering the job market can be a daunting experience. It’s a big step forward and an opportunity to find the role that fits you best – professionally and personally.
After graduating from Northumbria University in 2022, where I earned my BSc in Information Technology Management for Business, I joined Preos as a Graduate Project Manager.
Since joining I have been promoted from Graduate to Project Analyst and I’d like to share my journey so far.
One of my favourite things about working here is the quarterly company meet-ups. It is a great time to catch up with everyone in person, collaborate and learn together.
We have two days of workshops and brainstorming during the day and then in the afternoon we usually do an activity together and head out for dinner and drinks in the evening. If you’re a foodie like me, these are something to look forward to. The December meeting was fun at Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider experience and then out for food at Shaka Zulu in Camden.
Dinner with the team after a Quarterly Company Meeting, June 2023
Team meeting at Newcastle United FC, September 2023
Company wide dinner, June 2023
Tomb Raider Live Experience, December 2022
I have since been promoted from a Graduate to a Project Analyst. Today, I manage projects independently, and it’s a testament to the incredible growth and learning opportunities that Preos provides.
If you’re a recent graduate considering a similar career path, consider joining a smaller company like Preos instead of one of the big 4. Having a big name on your CV might sound tempting, but a boutique consultancy like Preos offers direct interaction with clients, more involvement, and countless opportunities to make an impact. All of these contribute to your personal and professional growth, paving a great path for your future career. At Preos, if there is an area I want to learn more about, I can get project exposure or do more training.
And here’s my top tip: say yes to every opportunity that comes your way! Push yourself out of your comfort zone because that’s the only way you grow. If you’re interested in exploring different departments, get as much exposure as possible to different workstreams and technologies. You might surprise yourself at how capable you are.
Preos is a modern, sociable, and fast-paced company, perfect for a graduate starting their career. The organisation is full of colleagues with a wealth of expertise who genuinely want to see each other succeed. I have felt heard, and I genuinely believe Preos want its graduates to grow and reach their full capabilities.
My time at Preos has been an incredible journey, and I can’t wait to see where it takes me next.