First Job: At 16 I started a Saturday job John Lewis – Children’s Shoes Dept.
Strongest memory of your first job: I loved earning my own money and the feeling of satisfaction at the end of a long day (which more often than not involved a kick or two to the head while fitting shoes to little people!)
First Job: Whilst still at a school I worked in a local convenience store.
Strongest memory of your first job: Going to the cash and carry with the store owners and getting to choose what I thought would sell well to the ‘kids’ in the town. I was right. This was my first experience of buyer profiling and understanding your target market.
Following her degree and post graduate studies, including time living in France and Switzerland, Elsa started her career in HR over 25 years ago and has experience across a number of sectors; Financial Services, electronics, consulting, and manufacturing. She has also worked as a management consultant and in international marketing and has an MBA in Marketing. She has experience with different cultures and countries having travelled and worked across Europe, North America, South East Asia and India.
First Job: Loading and unloading the dishwasher in my local hotel.
Strongest memory of your first job: It was hot and hard work but I loved the buzz of the kitchen and earning my first pay cheque. Later I worked at Boots on Saturdays which was a lot easier!
First Job: I started working in a high street jewellery shop aged 16. I became an expert in changing watch batteries and watch straps.
Strongest memory of your first job: The really fiddly springs in watch straps that used to ping across the tiny workshop when I was trying to change them. And the patience of my first manager when I had to ask her (yet again) for more springs.
Kirsty has a Masters degree in Public Services Leadership from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh and an MA Hons in Social Policy and Law from the University of Edinburgh as well a vocational qualification in Beauty Therapy.
First Job: Not quite my first job but one of the first – I worked as a beauty consultant for one of the premium make up brands selling make up and skin care products.
Strongest memory of your first job: The uniform!