Name: Ramatu Bapulah
Degree and university: BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science
Work Title: I work for PHS Wastemanagement – Chemical Division. I am currently on an 18 month Graduate Development Programme. It consists of various training, courses, and presentations on projects that I have to complete.
What do you actually do? My day-to-day tasks involve conducting research, helping the senior chemist, taking enquiries from different types of waste streams, and also familiarising myself with the different types of legislation that applies to the world of waste management. My main project, which is taking place throughout the programme, is implementing a new computerised warehouse management system in my division.
How did you find out about this nbso online casino reviews position? I found out about the graduate development programme via the Graduate Recruitment Exhibition held at the Barbican, London. I had seen the PHS symbol quite a lot so I approached the stand to find out more about what PHS did as a company and what they could offer me, and also how I could use my skills and knowledge to contribute to the business. It was useful to talk to the graduates actually on the stand who could tell me their experiences of actually being on the programme. Who was to know that the following year I would also be on the PHS stand, helping to recruit graduates for other divisions within the PHS group, and sharing my experiences and knowledge as well!
Have you encountered gender prejudice in this sector? I have definitely not encountered any gender prejudice in this sector. When I first began my graduate development programme and also travelling to different divisions within the group, I was amazed to discover how many Commercial Directors, Managing Directors and General Managers were actually women, so that really gave me even more confidence to realise that there are no limitations, and here women can progress to the top jobs.
Is there anything you would like to add? It can be quite daunting entering the world of work from university, but as a graduate, I would advise taking on board a positive attitude to learning new and different things, being adaptable, and also being willing to taking on challenges no matter how big or small.