Lauren, who works in the business’s marketing department under marketing manager Julie Bates, said that the company had invested in helping her achieve the qualification to give her a clearer understanding of the business as a whole. The 19-year-old said: “I really enjoy working in the marketing department but Julie was keen for me to work within the other areas of the business to get a broad overview of the company as a whole and experience it first-hand. Being involved in the day-to-day aspects of the business gives me a better understanding of the processes and the way Greenhous works, and that means we have added insight when it comes to our own projects.
“The senior Greenhous team have been fantastic. Obviously these qualifications take time and investment, and Julie and the rest of the team have been thoroughly supportive of that, taking the time to share their expertise and allow me to take the time needed to work toward the qualification.
“In the current climate, though they would like the fresh approach and ideas that a young recruit can bring to them, businesses are obviously mindful of investing in this kind of initiative. Similarly too many young people aren’t prepared to learn on the job and work their way up – they expect to start at the top. Greenhous has the right balance and I am very pleased that I’m benefiting from their advice and foresight,” she said.
Julie Bates added: “Lauren is proving an asset to the Greenhous Group and we’re delighted to have someone with her drive and enthusiasm on board. We’re big believers in investing in people and developing their skills, and we hope that we enjoy a long relationship with Lauren as a result.
“It’s true that a lot of young people entering the workplace want huge responsibility and the trappings, but in an industry like this, it doesn’t work like that. To get a real understanding of how a company works, you have to take Lauren’s approach – learn on the job, pick the brains of those you work with, and be committed to developing. Those companies that take the time and effort, and invest in this kind of initiative will reap the rewards in the form of a committed young professional to make their mark on the business,” she added.