A Day in the Life of…Estates Management

As a nuclear submarine engineer in the Navy, Gareth thrived off solving problems in a technical environment working alongside good people. His new job as Deputy Head of Estates Maintenance at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust presents more than enough of all of these aspects on a daily basis. Although it may sound […]

14th March 2017

A Day in Life of… A Consultant Project Manager

Murray Bryant is a Project Manager at Capgemini, working for a utilities company as part of the organisation’s Programme Leadership & Change division. Here is what a typical ‘Day in Life’ of a consultant project manager can look like. 07:00 Wake up. I like to get my brain into gear as quickly as possible in […]

14th September 2016

A Day in the Life of… A Management Consultant

Richard Graybrook works as a Principal Consultant for Turner & Townsend, a global Project and Programme Management consultancy firm. Here is an overview of some of the key tasks he undertakes in his role.  “I’ll start by saying that my typical day has gone a full 180 degrees from my life in the Royal Engineers. […]

6th September 2016

A Day in the Life of… A Security Manager

Martin Falsey is the Security Manager for The Kelda Group, who provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK. He also performs the same function for their main subsidiary, Yorkshire Water, the 9th largest Water Company in the world, which provides the same to some 4.7 million people and 130,000 […]

2nd September 2016

A Day in the Life of… A Change Manager

Simon Carpenter was in the Coldstream Guards in the Army, where he served for over 18 years. He left after his Company Commander’s tour in 2012. A desire for stability and to spend more time with his family was the main driver behind his decision to leave. Having successfully completed his first year on Royal […]

24th August 2016

A day in the life of… A Business Development Manager

Toby Barklem left the army back in 2013 and now works as a consultant and business development manager in the wealth management sector. Here is what a typical Day in the Life for Toby can look like. 08:00 Arrive at the office and work through a few emails. I am expected to have a certain […]

15th August 2016

A Day in the Life of… A Senior Project Manager

Noel Brown was an Officer in the Royal Engineers, training at Sandhurst in 2004/05. He experienced a variety of roles during his time in the Royal Engineers, including operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He left in 2013 at the end of his short service commission. Noel spoke to the OA about his journey to […]

26th July 2016

A Day in the Life of… A Recruitment Consultant

Christopher Bradberry is the Talent Acquisition Associate Director for the Talent Team at PageGroup, a worldwide leader in specialist recruitment. He is responsible for finding and sourcing talent to join PageGroup businesses across the UK. PageGroup is an international FTSE 250 business that operates 164 offices across 34 countries. They have several specialist divisions that […]

20th July 2016

A Day in the Life of… A Renewables Consultant

Al Gadney joined the Air Force at the age of seventeen, progressing through the ranks over 27 years to become a Royal Air Force Engineering Officer. After such a long time in the RAF, he was keen for a new challenge. Having studied for an Executive MBA and an MSc in Aircraft Design before leaving […]

12th July 2016

Rupert Stevens: Senior product manager at Barclays Premier

Rupert Stevens could have stayed in his comfort zone once he’d left the Army, sticking to roles he had a great deal of experience in – his role in Counter Terrorism at the MOD saw him personally responsible for the management of the only Governmental ‘Global Kidnap Database’, and dealing with a high variety of […]

18th May 2016

What’s it like to be a Project Manager at Zurich? – William Steel

William Steel is currently a PM at Zurich Insurance where he works within a team of six, managing a large portfolio of IT programmes. What led you to decide on a career in project management? What elements of it particularly appealed to you? Reflecting on my career a few years before I retired, I realised […]