My development during the graduate programme
I started my time at apetito as a Sales and Marketing Graduate within Specialist Nutrition. I managed a project developing a new sales channel for the provision of texture modified diets to small care homes. Within this role I was responsible for the development of the business model, as well as executing the day to day front line sales within the care home sector and ongoing account management. I was giving lots of responsibility and scope to manage the project and use my initiative from the outset. With plenty of opportunities to discuss the project and receive feedback on the progress being made with my immediate line manager, as well as the Executive Board. During my time as a Sales and Marketing Graduate I also managed a Queens Award application, which resulted in the business winning the prestigious Innovation category for Business Enterprise. I am currently working on an exciting new project in United States, which has allowed me to put everything I have learnt so far at apetito into practice.
apetito has provided lots of opportunities for development and training. When I started I had the opportunity to have three days sales coaching to assist with my new role, which was hugely beneficial. I have also attended two Impact Factory courses; their Presentation Skills and their Communicating with Impact courses. I have also been fortunate enough to take part in apetito’s flagship Leadership Development Programme called Further Managing Self and Others to assist with both personal development and leadership skills. The company have also been great in helping build up my knowledge base to assist with my roles, including allowing me to complete a course in Nutrition and Dysphagia training.