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National Careers Week is an annual one-week celebration, aiming to provide career guidance and raise awareness for people on their potential future pathways. This year, we wanted to actively involve both our internal team as well as our local community in our activities for National Careers Week.
Throughout the week we took part in one-to-one career development coaching sessions with experienced careers and leadership coach, Sarah Archer. She has a range of coaching approaches that she tailors to each person in a short but impactful session. In these sessions, she allowed everyone to explore themes such as career development, confidence, mindset and provided personalised solutions.
It has been a joy to run the ‘Career Clinics’ at Peldon Rose. I always love working with people who are motivated and keen to develop their careers, and the team at Peldon Rose were all of that and more! It is obviously a fantastic organisation to work for and the positive culture came across in the brief time I spent with everyone.
Our people shared how they enjoyed the sessions:
“Having the career session with Sarah was really good. I found it helpful as it was the push I needed to look at my future career aspirations in a different angle.” - Karthigan Ravichandran
“I really enjoyed the session with Sarah. She was very attentive, and I felt listened to. The best part was that she provided a variety of solutions that I can easily implement in order to progress in my career.” - Nahima Aktar
Throughout the week, we shone a spotlight on team members from across the business, who shared their colourful career journeys. We used our internal communications platform, The Deck, to post about our experiences, and the paths that led us to Peldon Rose. Our personal stories included insights and learnings from within our industry, and outside it!
Head of Pre-Contracts, Ian Mackenzie, told his story that started with working weekends in his grandparent's tuckshop, to studying Computer Science, to leaving South Africa for the UK. From here, he landed a developer job, joined Peldon Rose and worked his way to his current role as Head of Pre-Contracts. In his own words:
“Personal development should never truly end, so I was always looking out for the next challenge, the next opportunity, the next learning experience.”
This year, International Women’s Day fell on Wednesday 8 March, right in the middle of National Careers Week. To make the most of this opportunity, we partnered with Ursuline High School, a local school close to Peldon Rose’s HQ in Wimbledon. We hosted a group of year 10 and 12 students to hear from a selection of women from across the business. By showcasing a range of different career paths, we hope to educate about the types of roles within design and build and inspire the next generation to consider a career they may be yet to discover.
It was exciting to talk to young people who have their whole career ahead of them! If they choose something they enjoy doing, then it was a worthwhile, successful conversation. - Hannah Leslie
Through grassroots education, powerful conversations and open discussion, we hope to empower our people, and members of the local community to pursue fulfilling careers at Peldon Rose and beyond!
We’re always looking to invest in people and help build their careers. We have a range of roles available, like our Design Internship, apply here to learn more.