Shaping Portsmouth is pleased to welcome Justine Arnold, Commercial Resourcer at Key Recruitment, and Sarah Holmes, Senior HR Business Associate at Elite-HR, as the new programme leaders for our Roadmap To A Career programme.
The RTAC programme has the objective to build a series of school programmes that inspire our young people to have as much knowledge and experience of the careers and jobs in our city as possible.
RTAC seeks to match the right programme at the right age that excites and informs the young person. In addition, there is planned to be an online portal which delivers an interactive service to the young person, offering them real career and job advice and guidance.
Justine and Sarah introduce themselves below:
"Hi! My name’s Justine and I work for Key Recruitment as a Commercial Resourcer. My job is to speak to as many people as I can in a day and help find them the best “next career step” possible.
Personally I struggled to plan for my career when I was going through school, and honestly didn’t know what I wanted to do job-wise until the age of twenty one, so when I was offered the chance to get involved with Shaping Porsmouth's Roadmap To A Career project, I knew I had to get involved!
I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about helping the younger generation plan for their future, especially with something as important as their career! The options and assistance when I was in school were incredibly limited, so any help we can give them through our years of wisdom can’t possibly be a bad thing."
"Hi all! I’m Sarah and I work for Elite-HR as a Senior HR Business Associate. My main responsibility is to support HR specialists in their next career move. Having a background in HR has helped me build trusting, and hopefully, long-lasting relationships with both our wonderful candidates, and lovely clients.
I wasn’t a particularly academic student whilst at school, and I certainly didn’t have clear objectives to help me reach my career goals; nor did I know what I wanted to do! I left education and enrolled in a Business Administration apprenticeship; which was really useful to me and my way of learning. I was fortunate enough to then secure my first recruitment job and was put through my REC level 3 diploma; which entailed a written exam and lots of coursework! After a while of working in recruitment I went into an HR Advisor positon, where the company supported me through my undergraduate degree; something I never thought I’d achieve.
I’m really proud of my education and the way I’ve achieved my career goals to-date, and I am eager to support children and young adults through achieving theirs too. We all learn differently, and want different things, and being involved in the Roadmap To A Career project highlights the importance of individuality and different ways of learning."
Shaping Director Stef Nienaltowski said "Roadmap To A Career is the boldest and most important programme Shaping has ever run, and with volunteers of the quality of Sarah & Justine I know we will deliver on our promise to help the next, and future, generations of our city."