My name is Geraldine Maye. I am 33 years of age and live in Balbriggan. I started the Diploma in Executive PA with Pitman on the 7th of September 2010. I worked for Aer Lingus for over 11 years. I worked in various positions during that time from working as a Team Leader in Reservations to working as Senior Cabin Crew. I wanted a change from the Airline industry so I looked into Courses and found the Diploma in Executive PA ticked all the boxes for me. The course gave me excellent computer skills. I quickly realised that the majority of people only use and know how to use 10% of most computer applications.
What I loved about going to Pitman Training was the flexibility. I could fit the course around my lifestyle as opposed to the other way around. If a particular time or day suited me best I would book the time in advance. The staff are always friendly, helpful and approachable and no question was considered a stupid one.
When I had completed most of the modules in my course I started looking for work. Out of the four job interviews I applied for, three had offered me a job. However, the job that I didn’t get was a PA position for the Director of Dublin Zoo and I was proud to have got through to the second interview stage for this job.
The job that I decided to accept was working for DX Network Services Ireland Limited. It is
Three weeks into the job I was asked to create a Power Point presentation for the Managing Director, which I successfully completed with thanks to my training in Pitman.
In between completing my Diploma in Executive PA with Pitman Training and working full time I also managed to organise my wedding. We got married on a beautiful sunny day in
I’d like to take this opportunity to compliment and thank the staff at Pitman Training Ireland for all the help and encouragement that they have given me.