• Lauren Hunt, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce [Photo Credit: Jas Sansi] How long have you been working at your current employer? One year How do you travel into work each day? Drive by car How would you describe in no more than two hundred words your working week? My working week consists of a range of different activities ranging from administrative activities, meetings, and events. The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation so there are always new companies joining. Part of my job is to set these new companies up and welcome them to the organisation. The Chamber puts on up to 250 events per year, which I often attend, so there is constant preparation to do for these events. This can include creating the name badges, creating the delegate packs and speaking with the venue to make sure all our requirements are met. Each working day includes administrative […]

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  • The aim of Professional Services Week is to demystify ‘professional services’, what it means and the services these businesses provide, in order to inform the young generation within Birmingham of the roles and opportunities awaiting them in this sector, here in this city. As the first in a series of case studies with inspiring young professionals in Birmingham, eager to share their experiences of working in an exciting and hugely important sector in the city, we speak to Adelle, who fronts up our media campaign coming to city centre buses this week!     Adelle Rhule-Martin, Surveying Apprentice at Bilfinger GVA How long have you been working at Bilfinger GVA?  1 year and 2 months How do you travel into work each day? By bus How would you describe your working week? In a nut shell I look after properties so tenants don’t have to. My role involves managing buildings […]

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  • Professional Services Week, supported by Deloitte, the new initiative from BPS Birmingham is now only three weeks away! During the five days between June 27th and July 1st a wide range of professional services firms will welcome students from over twenty schools from within Greater Birmingham to provide an insight for young people into the sector and the opportunities it can provide for future employment. There is strong evidence that suggests one of the barriers to many young people considering a career in the business and professional services sector is they simply have no understanding or knowledge of what the sector can offer and many have never visited the business districts of the city. Professional Services Week aims to begin to address these issues. If the anticipated growth of the sector is realised by 2030, 60,000 more jobs will be created across a range of disciplines and skillsets and to […]

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