After completing a Business Administration apprenticeship, Katie choose to develop her career with a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) course at Kendal College and a HR role at Langdale.
“After gaining my Level 2 qualification at Wax Lyrical in Ulverston, I started to do my CIPD (Level 3) one afternoon a week with Kendal College,” she said. “I applied for a HR role at Langdale, which was part time to start with and ideal for me.
“After a while, I realised that I wanted to spend more time at Langdale and fortunately a full-time role became available to me. I spend the majority of my time in HR but I work in reservations as well. My role enables me to see a bit more of the business, which is good.”
Ambitious Katie hopes to become a HR manager in the future, and is confident that the knowledge and skills gained at Langdale will help her to fulfil her goals.
“I hope to stay in HR and progress myself,” she said. “At Langdale, I’ve learnt so much, which is great for my career. The company is very willing to help their employees if they see a course they want to do at a local college. If it’s beneficial to the business and the employee, Langdale are more than happy to put them through that course.
“It’s a great place to work and I genuinely feel as though Langdale looks after their employees. Everyone is so happy here.”