I have been working in retail sales and customer service sector since I came to Ireland in 2004. After six years of working weekends and late shifts and listening to customers’ complainst I have decided that it is time for a change and that I need a new career path. I realised that I need new qualifications to step out of retail sector.
I found out about Pitman Training Centre while browsing the internet for part time classes. I liked the range of courses they had on offer. I have contacted the Swords centre and arranged to come in for a chat. I decided to do a Medical Secretary Diploma.
The centre offered me the flexibility that I needed considering that I was working various shifts on different days. I was able to start the course in the middle of the summer without waiting for enrolment dates. I could come in at the times that suited me and have individual sessions at my own pace. The supervisors in the centre were really supportive and helpful and made it really easy. I was always looking forward to the classes.
After I have finished my Microsoft Office part of the course I had a brand new skill and confidence to apply for an administration position within my company. Initially it was only a maternity cover, but at the end I was offered a permanent position.
I love my new “Monday to Friday” job, it’s exactly what I was hoping for. Gaining a different experience within the company has opened new opportunities for me and I will definitely try to take the next step up the ladder. I highly recommend the Pitman Training Swords Centre to anyone looking to take the next step in their career.