NGA HR Academy- Class of 2019- Ibrahim's Story

By

Tim Jubb

October 10, 2017

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As part of our series on the NGA HR Academy, here is the third story of one of the Academy members. Now in its 4th year, NGA HR Academy has opened its doors to some of the best graduate talent in the UK. The Academy is a talent acquisition initiative to onboard, train and develop graduates from a variety of educational disciplines. Read our up on the Academy, as well as fellow graduates Nyasha, Nimisha and Sophie.

Here is Sophie's story:

Name: Ibrahim Adam

Course: Psychology & Business Studies

Year Graduated: 2016

What are your goals and motivations?

I want to achieve the best I can in whatever it is I carry out. I always that in find in everything I do, I always give a 100 percent and I want to know I did my best. At NGA I hope to at some point be a fully flowing Application Consultant. NGA is a huge organisation, and there are many roles which I can potentially end up in, it’s all about networking and grabbing opportunities and making the most of them.

What was your experience and training before applying?

Now me personally, I have very little experience with technology! I raised my concerns about this during the assessment stage, and I was assured that it is not an issue, as full training and support is provided throughout! As long as I am willing to learn, and display a can do attitude, I would be able to progress. I have worked as a credit advisor during my previous job, so of course there are skills that I have developed which will help me throughout my time here. A important element of this role is dealing with clients, so skills are always transferrable. My time at university has also allowed me to develop many skills e.g presentations, managing time, report writing, meeting deadlines and being adaptable etc..Being here will enable me to put them all in to practise and develop them further.

What drew you to NGA HR?

I came across NGA whilst I was applying for graduate schemes after graduating from university. I knew very little about the company, as it is in a niche market and being in the ‘business to business market’, it’s not a company you would usually here a lot about. However upon researching the company, I was amazed to see the size of NGA and market share it had, many being FTSE companies, not only this, it’s also the market leader within it’s sector. This made it a very attractive company to work for.

How was your interview and onboarding?

The interview process was a few step process. I initially sent of my application with my details, thereafter received an invitation to carry out a few psychometric tests. Thereafter 1 or 2 weeks later I received a call, and had an informal chat with the recruiter. In which the recruiter asked me a few questions and also gave me the opportunity to ask my own. Following this I was invited to attend an assessment day, we received an overview of the company, a couple of introductions and group activities. This was followed by a individual presentation which I prepared based on the information I was given, then finally after this there was an interview which gave the recruiters a chance to get to know me a little more and a chance for me to ask questions. At some point throughout the day there was also lunch provided, we all had the chance to meet the current graduates on the scheme and staff members, it was great and chatting with them provided a great insight. Overall I would say the day was enjoyable and it was a great experience.

How are you finding it at NGA HR?

Right now it is probably too soon to say! So far, everything has been going good. Just like with starting anything new at times it can feel like things are moving quick! There is a lot to learn and grasp in terms of technical side of things. The people have been great in supporting with this, there are always people around to help, and everyone is approachable and happy to answer any questions There is also a great learning environment. A challenge is always great, it is motivating and enjoyable and I am looking forward to the ones ahead.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I usually like spending my time with family and friends. I enjoy playing a bit of football every now and again and also helping out with some local charities. During my lazier days when I get a chance I always find myself enjoying a movie and occasionally I would pick up the odd book!

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About the author:

Tim Jubb

Marketing Executive

Tim is a Marketing Executive with extensive experience in software marketing. He is interested in how technology is changing the face of HR, particularly in the recruitment and talent acquisition space.

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