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Prior to your Souter’s course what was your employment situation?
I was working as a filing administrator at a major law firm.
What is your current job?
I now undertake a Legal Administrator/ PA role at the same law firm.
Why did you decide to take a Souter’s Course?
I thought in order to progress my career I needed to undertake a course or go into further education, Souter’s PA course was ideal for me at the time and it fitted in well with my working life.
What course did you complete at Souter’s?
I undertook the Executive EA/ PA Diploma.
What did you enjoy about the Course?
I enjoyed all of the course, from the class room interaction to the online IT modules.
In what ways do you feel the course has benefited you?
It has benefited me massively on a personal level and professional level, On a personal level it has given me the confidence to undertake all challenges in a PA role. And on a professional level, companies see that I have done this course and are willing to give me a chance, a chance that they were not giving me before hand.
Where you able to get a job following your course?
Yes the course played a massive role in me gaining a promotion at my current firm, they indicated that if I did not have the course on my C.V I would more than likely not have been considered.
In particular, how has the course benefited your career?
It has benefited my career massively, I now have a new job role and looking to progress even further in the near future, with the course on my C.V as well as the experience to go with it I believe I can go further.
What do you advise to anyone who is taking the course?
I strongly recommend to anyone thinking about taking the course to do it, it had been 10 years since I had been in a “class room” environment and was nervous, but the tutors put me at ease straight away and that allowed me to grow in confidence and complete the course.
What are your future aspirations in your career?
For the moment, just to keep progressing in the role I am doing and hopefully to become a senior PA.
Would you consider taking another course to further your career and skill set?
Yes I would consider taking another course, seeing the impact of doing the previous course has opened my eyes and I would like to take another course in the future to again better myself.