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

By

Tim Jubb

October 4, 2017

September 28, 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 Nyasha's story and Nimisha's story.

Here is Sophie's story:

Name: Sophie Sharp

Course:  Psychology

Year Graduated: 2017

What are your goals and motivations?

I want to grow my knowledge of HR systems and love the idea of working in a consultancy role so I'm really excited to progress my career into application consultancy.

What was your experience and training before applying?

I was a member of the Army Cadet Force for 6 years and have completed my sliver Duke of Edinburgh award as well as becoming the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet which has given me great leadership and team work skills. I have worked at both McDonald’s and Weatherspoon’s for a number of years which has given a great customer service skills.

What drew you to NGA HR?

I heard about NGA HR through Indeed when I was looking for jobs in my final year of University. From the general description I knew the job fit me very well. For me the moment I realised that I really wanted to work for NGA HR was after the assessment centre. I really clicked with the people who were already working here and it just felt like a great fit for me.

How was your interview and onboarding?

I really enjoyed the interview process and felt like there was great support the whole way through the process. During the assessment centre you were put at ease and I actually had fun during both the presentation and the interview. The keeping in touch day was also a great idea as it allowed all of the new grads to get to know one another before we started.

How are you finding it at NGA HR?

So far it’s been great. I’m fitting in really well and can’t wait to get really stuck in.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I spend a lot of my free time reading but I love walking the dog and although I haven’t gone in a while I love skiing.

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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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