Meet Saskia! One of Fulkrum’s apprentices based in our Aberdeen office.
Meet Saskia! She’s one of our Business and Administration apprentice’s. Stationed in the Aberdeen office, Saskia joined Fulkrum in November 2021 and will complete her apprenticeship in February 2023. Here’s what she had to say about her experience so far.
- Can you tell us a bit about your day-to-day activities in your role?
It varies day to day as I help my team wherever I’m needed. This usually includes filling out a matrix for a BID or project, reformatting CV’s, updating or creating profiles on our system for new inspectors (freelance or agency-based) and making sure that qualifications are all up to date.
- What makes you passionate about the industry and its future?
For me, I’m passionate about where the industry is heading. As a young person entering the industry at a time where we are all adjusting our ways to work towards a sustainable future, it makes my role incredibly interesting as I feel like every day is a learning curve.
- In your experience working with Fulkrum so far, what would you say has been your biggest learning curve?
The biggest learning curve for me was realising how versatile and diverse the industry is. Having joined Fulkrum with no prior industry experience, it was eye-opening to see how many sectors made up the energy industry and observing the many different ways Fulkrum can support cross-sector clients. Another learning curve was recognising my resilience to rising to new challenges and continuing to build by confidence day by day with the support and encouragement of my team.
- Fulkrum are passionate about supporting young people embarking on their career, what kind of opportunities do you think should be available in the industry as a whole?
Fulkrum have been incredibly supportive since the day I started my apprenticeship and continue to encourage my progress here. I couldn’t be more grateful for being given the opportunity to work in such a positive work environment.
It would be great to see more opportunities made available for apprentices, it can be difficult out there. Being able to take a chance on them based on their personality and willingness to learn and progress over judging solely on qualifications will allow apprentices to grow and excel, whatever the industry.
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is to never give up. If you can find the confidence within yourself and surround yourself with a supportive environment, you will be able to achieve anything you put your mind to.
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