‘I’m here to talk to you about my success story… So far’
Having advanced through four stages of professional qualification: from CIPS Diploma to the Advanced Diploma through to the Professional Diploma and is currently on track to achieve her MCIPS, Holly is the perfect person to talk about success. How is success achieved, what is required and how do I implement these ideas? Holly relates her personal story and guides you through the journey to your own success.
“The main reason I decided to enrol was that I was gaining experience but had no back-up, no qualifications”
Holly’s journey began at the tender of 16. She left school and quickly wanted to enter the world of work to earn some money. She felt out of her depth as a purchasing assistant as she was thrown into the deep waters in which smaller companies tend to sail. Nevertheless, she quickly found that a sink or swim environment comes with benefits (if one can swim). She learned many things and had many responsibilities, and realising experience should be enhanced by qualification. She enrolled on a CIPS course…
”Some Employers don’t look at a CV without a qualification”
Of course, Holly’s success isn’t strictly related to the academic field, she now has over 8 years’ experience in purchasing and supply, furthering her career at John Nixon where she currently works as purchasing manager. Her skills, expertise and understanding of the values required for success have seen her allocated to CAPEX orders worth over £35,000,000. With this level of responsibility, Holly is somebody with the faith of her superiors and the ability to manage an obligation which would overwhelm a less confident individual. She cites her CIPS qualification (and her hardwork) as the main thing behind her success.
This confidence is well founded, Holly has grown her career organically and purely through her own merits, perseverance and the capacity to constantly seek out improvement. From working as a buyer at Xtralite rooflights, to buyer at Haskel Europe, to her current position, Holly’s story is one of a person working their way up through sheer hard work.
“I managed to achieve all this thanks to Distance Learning College. Their support every step of the way, and their ‘no such thing as a stupid question’ philosophy meant there was always somebody to help me with whatever I needed.”
Holly’s road to success through distance learning was paved by hardwork. She maintained a social life and her career through a clear determination and desire to reach her goal. She claims that all it takes is the knowledge that you can construct your own future and the will to build it yourself.
“My success story is: hardwork pays off”
Tap into Holly’s experience and find out what it takes to earn DLC’s lifelong learning award. Hear the highs, lows, compromises and successes which punctuate a remarkable career. The blending of this personal and professional within this talk will help you construct ideas about your future and inspire you to take action in your own career.