Charmaine Brome, Business Coordinator, BBC
How did studying at Pearson College London help you get into business?
Having started the BBC apprenticeship as a mature student, I had a few years of work experience behind me. The apprenticeship scheme allowed me to work and study at the same time so I was thrown directly into the world of business at the BBC. I worked in three different placements which exposed me to a lot of what happens in the background to keep the BBC ticking. Essentially, I had the best of both worlds as they paid for me to earn my degree whilst working. Pearson College London created so many opportunities to get involved in industry days - I attended a few and the exposure was invaluable. Pearson College London also nurtured an entrepreneurial spirit in the students and it was up to all students to take as much as they could! I am looking forward to putting those skills to use in the next few years.
Where have you gone on to work and what will your role be?
I have stayed on at the BBC working as a Business Coordinator with the Corporate Real Estate Projects. I provide business support for a corporate real estate project within the BBC. My day varies from anything to liaising with contractors regarding work they are doing on the project to working on communications so that people who work in the building are aware of what's going on in the building they work in (I moonlight as a project manager). I am a central coordination point for my team so I manage the monthly report and just make sure all the project managers have the support they need.
What was your favourite part of studying at Pearson College London?
Pearson College London was always looking for ways to expose its students to the business world and the events were great opportunities for networking and applying what was taught in the classroom. Pearson College London was always looking at ways to improve and was always asking for feedback.
If you had to sum up your time at Pearson College London in one word, what would it be
A great opportunity.
What is your favourite brand and why?
I don’t really have one at the moment but I love to find out about brands that give back and use their positions to be inclusive and make a change in the world around them.