Phoebe - Graduate Project Manager
"I’ve recently finished my first placement in London rail projects, working as part of the station security implementation team (SSTIP) and I’ve now moved over to Traffic, working with the team on the TCMS2 contract.
One of the things I love about my role is how varied it can be day-to-day. Sometimes I can be liaising with clients or creating plans, and others I could be ordering, looking at finances, or reviewing documentation; there’s never a dull moment!
Before joining Telent, I attended University of East Anglia (UEA) and studied Business Management. Alongside studying, I also worked as a supervisor at Norwich City Football Club and got to meet a lot of famous faces! I’m also involved in charity work, volunteering in the Fundraising and Marketing department for a charity dedicated to providing social experiences for adults with disabilities.
For me, the #embracequity theme means making sure that everyone is treated equally and with kindness. This extends to standing up for one another and not being afraid to speak up if you feel something is wrong with the way someone is being treated. If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t!
My advice to other women looking to start a similar career path is to just go for it. The industry that we work in is very male dominated, but don’t let that put you off. Don’t be afraid to speak up, be decisive, and always go after what you want."