Benjamin Britton, Management Consultant at Capgemini Invent
What was your favourite part of studying at Pearson College London?
The harmonious blend of work and pleasure.
Going into higher education doesn’t just build intellectual prowess, it critically evolves you as a person. It teaches life skills in a journey that you look back upon with fond memories, and Pearson College London was there for me every step of the way. I’ve made friends here for life and studying alongside them has made my education richer, as well as outright hilarious. For me this constant bouncing between first class work, to nights out that would do any group chat proud, was by far my most favourite part of studying here.
How did studying at Pearson College London help you get into the world of business?
Pearson College London gave me the space to a mass a comprehensive working knowledge for various components within a business. But crucially it enabled me to identify those which above all others made my heart sing. I then focused my academic studies around these elements of intense interest to where possible, such as in my Self Managed Learning paper on IBM. This acted as a powerful launch pad to discuss my learning experiences and wisdom during graduate scheme applications, with fruitful success!
Where have you gone on to work and what will your role be?
I’m now a Management Consultant at Capgemini Invent, working to deliver digital innovation and transformation in the Government sector. The work is very diverse in nature, from writing strategic outline business cases to redesigning organisational and technical processes. I’m currently working on introducing business intelligence technology into a high profile central Government account.Prior to that I joined Sopra Steria’s graduate programme and worked my way up to theposition of Consultant, again serving the Government sector. From working in a series of accounts, I built up skills in Project Management, Proposal Writing, and other key consulting disciplines. My work enables me to explore new ideas, particularly in Artificial Intelligence and bring them to life in exciting and entrepreneurial environments. This is what I love about my job!
If you had to sum up your time at Pearson College London in one word, what would it be and why?
Because of the institutions niche size, Pearson College London is very much an open canvas for you to make your mark. During my time here I managed to serve on three integral bodies, the Academic Board, the Student-Staff Liaison Committee, and the Pearson College Student Association. I’d like to think I made a favourable contribution to the college’s strategic direction and played a role in the operational delivery. One notion is certain though, that having these accolades on my CV was an integral part of my ability to secure a graduate job! Employers want to see that you’ve enriched yourself outside of the classroom, practically deploying the skills you’ve learnt and then learning even more from these experiences. There is so much opportunity here that’s waiting to be developed into something marvellous, all you need to do is grab it!
What's your favourite brand and why?
Aside from obviously the organisation I work for, my favourite brand would have to be Fortnum & Mason. For me the brand stands as a beacon of uncompromising attention to detail, which translates into delicious foods for all to enjoy - my sweet tooth can’t get enough of their lemon curd! Any organisation that mirrors F&M’s commitment to quality and pride in their goods, will in my opinion have some of the most essential ingredients for success.
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