My first few weeks at Pupil Asset

Callum Springall, 15th November 2018

When I first joined Pupil Asset I had a fair idea of what I was getting into – my induction after the interview set out to me what the first 3 or 4 weeks would be like; plenty of data entry and running errands for some of the support team and other areas of the business within Rose Lane – well, when I say ‘some’, what I really mean is Henry!

Since before I had even started I’d been reassured that the team was one of the best that there can be. While the cynic in me believed this may be somewhat of a platitude to calm any anxiety in time for me to join Pupil Asset; that being said, everyone in the support, sales and finance teams have been welcoming and always happy to give me advice and point me in the right direction – which is handy when you’re trying to learn so many practical skills from scratch.

In the past couple of weeks, it could be said that I had started to do ‘my job’ and began answering support calls via the phone and Pupil Asset – and of course, I apologise profusely to anyone whose mole hill I may have made into a mountain.

From entering data in excel, to answering calls, meeting a variety of the company’s big cheeses and shadowing Steve on an MIS training day, working at Pupil Asset has been filled with a number of different challenges and has – admittedly – made me feel a bit out of my depth at times, but that in no way is a suggestion that my 8 hours a day would be better spent stacking shelves in Tesco.

Far from it, I actually rather enjoy the feeling of needing to catch up – or being the underdog, if you will – and the feeling of making tangible progress and becoming ‘more’ at something, especially when I was starting from scratch little over a month ago.

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