We asked business leaders from around the Humber region to share their life experiences, including wins, shortfalls and lessons in their careers to help young talent understand what it takes to get to the top. Find out below what words of wisdom they would give to their younger selves if they knew then what they know now.
Career Journeys from our Young Talent Network
Read how Emily Gallagher, Sales Manager at Bio-D got to where she is now.
Find out how Emily used her passion for communication and transferred skills she learned in her previous roles to progress her career in Sales, and gain an insight into some key ways to keep yourself on-track!
See why Jack Hearnshaw, Senior Transport Planner at Local Transport Projects, saw the Humber as the perfect place to start his career.
Read more about a role that allows you to travel around the country, while also offering the opportunity to train on the job, and find out why it is important to follow your instincts to ensure you land a role you love!
Hear from Sophie Lee as she offers an insight into a day in the life of Assistant Development Manager at Citycare and Shared Agenda, based here in the Humber.
Listen as Sophie describes her journey, which has included work experience, a university degree and an industrial placement, and find out why she decided to begin her career so close to home.
Watch a day in the life of Becky Keegan, Digital Coordinator at Sewell Group.
See how social media, video footage and food stores all fit into one typical day, and gain an insight into the choices made and steps taken by Becky in the early stages of her career journey.
A MESSAGE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF
Turning winning into a habit and always trusting your instincts - life lessons from Paul Sewell, Chair, Sewell Group. taken from his recently published memoir ‘Half a Lettuce’.
Believe in yourself, listen generously and make it count - words of wisdom from People Consultant, Helen Roberts as she reflects on years gone by.
Be open to opportunities knocking and take time to celebrate - a road map to achieving success from Corporate Entrepreneur & Director, Chris Zanetti, as he shares his winning strategy.
Be brave, work hard and stay true to your values - tips to help you on your journey from Jo Barnes, MD at SAS CityCare & Director at Sewell Group.
Remember that building incremental benefit is bigger than the big win - tips to help your professional development from John Dowell, Senior Director - Manufacturing, Smith + Nephew.
Embrace change, work hard, and if you want that bit more, be willing to give more! - an inspiring insight into the path to success from Michael Smith, Managing Director at Cobus Communications Group.
See failure as essential, find someone who can motivate you, and be anti-fragile! - words of advice from Runi Brownhill, Senior Scientist Manager at Smith + Nephew.
Find your passion, always be adaptable and, if you're struggling, speak up - thoughtful tips to help you on your journey from John Stobart, Fundraiser & Events Coordinator at St. Andrews Hospice.
Don't be afraid to ask questions and never stop learning - advice to help you progress and get from A to B from Jack Holbrough, Senior Engineering Manager at Smith + Nephew.
Push your own development, always consider your impact on others, and try to have fun along the way! - Building blocks for personal and professional success, from Adam Beardmore, Business Development Lead at Centrica.
Break down silos, build rapport and don't always compete, collaborate! - Key skills you should start developing right now from Samantha Tabbitt, NPD Programme Manager at Smith + Nephew.
A look back to 2017 when Independent Chair at Citycare, & former Secretary of State and MP for Hull West and Hessle, Alan Johnson, wrote an inspiring letter to his younger self.
Earn your stripes, have credibility and earn respect!
An insight into female leadership in a changing world from Jane Atkinson, Executive Director Engineering and Automation at Bilfinger UK.
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