Marketing with Advertising, 2016
With a passion for marketing and an interest in luxury brands and consumer behaviour, Fiona Mainey aspired to a graduate job in the retail sector. Her hard work as an Edge Hill student, coupled with an excellent dissertation grade, gave her the confidence and determination to pursue her goal and take the first steps in her chosen career.
After graduation, Fiona secured a position with Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest digital retailer, and owner of brands such as Littlewoods.com and very.co.uk, in its head office in Liverpool. Starting out in the payments division, Fiona intends to build up her skills and experience with the company through work experience in other divisions and getting involved in corporate activities such as the People Forum, which organises internal events and charity work. She also plans to continue her education with a Masters to take her knowledge and skills even further.
“The graduate job market is very competitive and to gain traction within my chosen industry you need to take steps to build a range of skills and experiences as you go along and in the early part of your career.”