Learning, support and progression
At DE&S, you’re actively encouraged to progress in your career and to always think about how you can push yourself to get to that next level and what support you need to get you there. For example, I’ve been supported by the organisation to complete a Level 2 TTLS Practitioner course.
I’m also very lucky to work alongside subject matter experts, who I can absorb lots of knowledge from on the job. My line manager has been very supportive in arranging mentorships and shadowing opportunities for me when I feel it’s needed, too.
Everyone’s very collaborative between departments here, which is another great way to learn. For example, if I’m working on a document that requires knowledge in technical engineering, I will speak with my engineering colleagues who can give their input, and this will help me gain useful knowledge for future projects.
At DE&S, you get a lot of support and there hasn’t been a moment where I’ve felt like I’m on my own here. I’ve been trusted to own my work, but I can always ask somebody for assistance. The knowledge I’ve gained has helped me grow in confidence. The nature of my role requires me to be decisive and having the confidence to make those decisions is invaluable.
Now, I’m mentoring someone myself, and get to pass on the support and empowerment that I’ve benefited from.
When I joined the organisation, it was a little daunting and I’m sure others feel the same. But from the moment I arrived, I’ve felt fully supported to get to where I am today.