I chose to study at The University of Bradford for several reasons. I was living in Leeds and working full-time, so I needed somewhere within Yorkshire that fitted around my job and lifestyle. I saw an advert in the Times for Bradford School of Management. It had good rankings for its MBA, so I attended an open day and found the tutors to be inspiring – and the rest is history.
I really enjoyed my experience studying at The University of Bradford. I met some fellow students that I regularly keep in touch with and are often a good sounding board for me if I have work problems to solve. Completing the course helped with my confidence at work and shortly after graduating I received a promotion – which I believe was a direct result of me doing the course.
My career in marketing has been varied and I have worked at agencies and in-house, for small and large organisations, stretching over different industries. I believe broadening my experience and setting new challenges has been a big factor in getting me to where I am today.
My current position is ‘General Manager – Social Media’ for Jet2.com. To get this role I combined my 15 years’ experience of working in marketing with my passion for travel and the travel industry. I was always keen to work for a big company that’s based in the north, especially in this industry, so had been directly checking their careers website for an opportunity to arise. I am now responsible for a team of 16 who create the content for all the social media channels for both Jet2.com and Jet2Holidays.
My advice for anyone considering studying an MBA at The University of Bradford, whether this be full-time or part-time, would be to keep an open mind, try new things and don’t be afraid to take a few risks. Keep your eyes open for new opportunities as they are all around you! Most of all, get into a field you’re interested by any means – be prepared to go in at a low-level to gain the invaluable experience needed to progress. Once you’re there it’s all about your attitude…stay positive, have a ‘can-do’ approach and work hard. I promise you it will get you noticed!
Jet2.com is a leading leisure airline providing friendly low fares to over 70 exciting sun, city and ski destinations across Europe and Jet2holidays is the UK’s second largest tour operator and provides great value package holidays you can trust to more than 500 resorts across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe.
If you’re interested in working for Jet2.com please visit www.jet2careers.com