Opportunity to learn
Name: Danny Sandison
Job Title: Graduate Trainee Manager
Works at: Trinity International Services
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Management (1st Class)
WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE?
My role is very varied and involves me working across different departments within the business including HR, operations, contracts and logistics as well as providing support to the chairman.
I spend a lot of my time working on new tenders and contracts, which is something I really enjoy.
This element of the job requires me to monitor and research the market, which is something I find really interesting.
I’ve also had the opportunity to work on some special projects which Trinity International Services has been involved in, including a function at the Braemar Gathering which I attended with the team in September.
WHAT IS YOUR JOB’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Trinity International Services operates in countries around the world so we need to keep up to date with industry and fiscal changes on a global scale.
Issues such as particular market or local conditions, as well as legislation have to be thought through.
This is challenging as change can occur very quickly, making it absolutely vital that we plan our projects and services based on the most up-to-date information, before embarking on a contract for a customer in an overseas location.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR ROLE?
I think I am incredibly lucky to be working in an environment where I have the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and expertise of people with such great experience, who have enjoyed real success across a broad range of business sectors.
My job at Trinity has really allowed me to develop my understanding of how successful global businesses operate.
This time last year I was at university learning about business functions in lectures and through course work, now I have the opportunity to further enhance my knowledge while working for one of the largest independent catering firms in Scotland.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR BEST CAREER ADVICE?
Work as hard as you possibly can and have a willingness to learn from other people. If you get the opportunity to do a work placement – take it!
I first came to work at Trinity International Services during the third-year work placement part of my course at RGU, and I think that experience was absolutely crucial in terms of me securing employment.
It allowed me to make so many useful contacts, as well as providing great content for my coursework – and on completion of my degree,I’ve been very fortunate to have secured a full time position with the same company.
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM?
I will continue to work as hard as I can, and ultimately aim to gain promotion at Trinity. I’m really enjoying working with the company and I hope to be there for many years to come.