We’ve asked Ellis Raynes, our Marketing Executive for Alcumus SafeContractor, a few questions about her time at Alcumus. Here she shares her favourite moment at the company far, as well the best professional advice she has ever been given.
How would you describe your job in three words?
Motivating, challenging, rewarding.
What made you want to join Alcumus?
I was looking to join a growing, fast-paced company that would offer the opportunity to develop my marketing skills and progress in my career. Within a few months of joining the marketing team, I knew Alcumus was the company to do this.
What makes you happiest in your job?
Coming to work most days facing a new challenge keeps the job interesting and exciting; no two working days are the same. I also work with great, enthusiastic teams daily, both in marketing and the wider teams; there is a real sense of team spirit within Alcumus.
How do you wind down after work?
I’m a part-time student so most of my spare time is spent working through my assignments. I try and venture outdoors for a walk every day, normally in the mornings before work and more so at weekends. I make the most of my weekends by socialising with friends and family.
What has been your favourite moment at Alcumus so far?
Supporting the launch of a new product in the SafeContractor business in May 2018 was a great project to be a part of from a professional development and team spirit perspective. The SafeContractor team put a lot of hard work into developing the new product and it was exciting to be a part of the launch, taking the new product to market.
What makes someone successful at Alcumus?
You have to be open and be proactive as an individual to really thrive within such a developing, dynamic working environment.
I have been given the opportunity to learn and grow on the job by challenging myself and often going out of my comfort zone, which goes a long way to establish yourself in the business. Approachability is also key, there is a sense of community and belonging within teams which is a key factor to driving our continuous success.
How has Alcumus made you a subject matter expert?
Alcumus has given me the opportunity to develop my own knowledge and skills by employing professionals who are open and willing to sharing their knowledge and industry expertise.
I’ve been encouraged to use my initiative which has enabled me to develop as an individual. I’m also being sponsored and supported by Alcumus through part-time study of a CIM Level 6 course in Professional Marketing to add to my academic qualifications.
What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
Always try and anticipate next steps and be proactive, that way you will always be ahead of the game.
Join the team
If you’d like to become a part of the marketing team, keep an eye out for vacancies at our HQ in Cardiff. We also have a range of exciting career opportunities across the company; call our internal recruitment team on 02920 852 852 for further information.