What’s the best part of your job? Do you have a particular career highlight to date?
The best part about my job, is that no day is similar and everyday you learn something new. It really does feel like you’re progressing in your career. My particular career highlight to date, would be when my Merchandiser praised me on an spreadsheet which was clear and concise. Before coming into this role, I was not an Excel whizz, so to be praised about my skillset showed how much I’ve learnt regarding the software and how this shone through my work.
What do you love about working at Topshop?
When I first got the job, I thought it was going to be very corporate with a hierarchy which tells people who they need to listen to, but actually when I started working on my team (and not to say it’s a chilled environment!) people are fun, it’s a great environment to work in – it doesn’t feel like 9-5. You can go out and be social with people inside and outside of your team. Putting aside the social aspect, there’s so much opportunity for you to progress and develop yourself. When I first started, my Merchandiser said to me that there’s Excel courses and that I should take advantage of any extra training courses. At the time, I took it as I’m lacking skills and I need to learn something but looking back, it wasn’t them telling me that I was missing anything it was more for you to seize the opportunity and make the most out of your development. I like the fact they don’t just want you to be in a particular role for a set number of years, querying whether you’ll actually progress.