“It’s inspiring that we as graduates can have real responsibilities. People want to help you to make progress.”
European Graduate Programme
The story so far
I started on the graduate program as Marketing Analyst in Paris (France) and I am now based in Hersham, UK.
Before going to Hersham to do this role, I doubted my ability to be effective as it’s a finance and logistics assignment. Now I realise nothing is impossible, I can learn and improve everyday with support from my colleagues, manager and the great atmosphere in the team.
I was once talking with some colleagues in my office we were discussing the graduate programme. A top European manager was behind me and overheard the conversation. At the end of the conversation he introduced himself, I had no idea who he was. He took me for a coffee and spoke about his graduate experience and how he finished up in his role. I found this exceptionally nice to take the time to speak with me and share his experiences. This anecdote is an example of the kind of people you can meet in Air Products.
Most memorable moment
At the end of my first assignment, my colleagues organised a surprise dinner for me, to say goodbye and to thank me for my work with the team. This touched me as it showed that I had managed to create some really strong relationships and that my work had been recognised.
I’m seeking to improve my competencies and stay here for a long time, working in different roles. Air Products gives me the opportunity to have variety in that I can work abroad in different functions, roles and businesses. I find this mix of security and variety very unique in a company.