I’ve always joked that I didn’t grow up with a burning desire to work in insurance. It doesn’t sound very glamorous does it? But during my time at RSA I’ve worked in many different areas including customer service, fraud detection, project management and now procurement, legal and supply chain. No day is ever the same which is probably why I’ve worked in supply chain management for 10 years!
I’ve been surprised by how much I’ve learned
I’ve been doing my job for a long time, so I’ll admit that when I first started studying part of me did wonder what else there was to know about supply chain management, but I’ve been surprised by how much I’ve been able to learn.
Networking with people from different companies who are also studying for my course has meant that I’ve learned a lot about different roles in procurement. In my cohort I met buyers for big retail companies, people from construction companies, the NHS and Police – all who will use their qualification and apply it in different ways which is fascinating.
Before starting my studies, I’d always been interested in getting a formal qualification, but the need to balance study, cost and time while working in a full-time job always seemed to get in the way. That’s why I found that the apprenticeship scheme was ideal.
RSA support my qualification with funding from the national apprenticeship scheme which gives me the time within my working day to complete my studies. I’m enjoying the flexibility it gives me to do my job and further my career so much that I’ve even signed myself up for another one that I will start later in the year.