Niamh Priestley - Joined SteadyGo April 2022
Project management is a new avenue for me, at university I studied law, I finished my degree in May 2020 and struggled to get a job due to Covid. I decided to go back to university to study the legal practice course with a master’s in law and business, the courses were especially difficult as I knew I was not 100% set on a legal career, and I am still completing my masters dissertation now. Luckily, after spending 6 months looking on LinkedIn and one of my friends saying I should look into project management, I came across this opportunity.
I have really enjoyed my first few weeks at SteadyGo and I feel like I am learning a lot. I started with writing help guides for clients on how to use Umbraco 9, the content management system that we use at SteadyGo, which invloved explaining how to naviagte Umbraco and how to upload content on to their website. Having to explain the processes and steps to someone else really helped me build knowledge and fast. I have also been familiarised with Asana, our project management tool, and have begun assigning tasks and communicating with clients on this platform.
The office is really calm and relaxed which is a lovely environment to work in, Jarrod, Jo, Alex and the rest of the team have been so supportive and are always happy to answer any questions I have; and there are a lot! Web design is completely new to me, so I still have a lot to learn, but as everyone is so willing to teach, I’m sure it won’t take long!
There are lots of opportunities here, once I have been given my own projects and clients to manage and I am in the swing of things I plan to pick up the social media for the company. I think this will add to my value as an employee and will improve my skills which hopefully I will be able to pass on to clients. I am also working towards a degree level qualification in project management at Leeds City College, along side working. I really enjoy learning so the fact I am going back to college for a couple of days a month added even more value to the job.
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