On joining the High Street Graduate Programme in 2009, I spent six months with the Marketing team, before being given a great opportunity to move into the Space & Format function. There I supported international projects, like the opening of our first franchise store in India. With the help of my mentor and support from the wider business, I progressed quickly and spent two years in an international project management role. From that experience I went on to influence how we looked at space planning in the UK, leading to me being promoted to Space Planning Manager in 2012.
Subsequently, the business has helped me transition sideways to a career in Buying. At WHSmith you are given huge autonomy, the opportunity to shape your career, make a difference and deal with any challenges head on.