Hear Maggie’s Story
Maggie / WHSmith Travel, People Partner
Sometimes, as Black individuals, we limit ourselves to certain careers, assuming that's where we'll find the most success. For example, commercial and merchandising roles might not be seen as typical choices for Black people. Yet, changing the narrative involves recognizing that there's room for us in every sphere. You don't need to be white to excel in specific areas.
Last year, a few Black candidates attended our assessment centres for our graduate program. There was one candidate that really stood out and we decided to immediately hire him and offer him a permanent role. He's performing exceptionally well in the commercial space, affirming that there's a place for us everywhere – we as a business just need to expand our search.