• Name
  • Job Title and Employer
    Executive Assistant
  • Employer
    BNP Paribas
  • Provider
    École Supérieure des Systèmes de Management
  • Levels
    Level 6 (Degree) Apprenticeship
  • Training Provider and Qualification
    Business Degree Apprenticeship
  • Occupations
    Business and finance
  • Apprenticeship Start Date
    Sep 2020
  • Skills Gained
    management entrepreneurship project management team leading accounting risk management
  • What are your interests outside of work?

    I love travelling and learning about new languages and cultures. Photography is also one of my newer hobbies!

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Hello, I Am Dinda

Take your time to look for the right qualification and employer for you.

Tell us more about your experience

I work with the Chief Operating Officer with principal missions in business administration, finance and accounting, internal control and risk management, and internal events organisation. I also take part in some internal projects, for example, I’m currently working on a SharePoint maintenance project. My favourite part of my role is Project Management. I’m assigned to implement our first SharePoint and in doing this was work a lot with the project leader to help organise the team.

One of the proudest moments within my apprenticeship was when my supervisor expressed her satisfaction with my work and that she wanted to keep me on after my apprenticeship has ended! I originally chose to complete an apprenticeship as I wanted some professional experience while also achieving a degree.

"Don’t underestimate yourself – focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses.”

If you’re considering an apprenticeship, my advice would be to take your time to choose the right degree and the right company. As a foreigner in a different country, it wasn’t easy at all to find a company as I had to compete with French applicants. I underestimated myself at the time and was not comfortable with my French-speaking skills. But I found a company interested in my application. The fact that such a large company hired me made me realise that I needed to focus on my strengths and not on my weaknesses.

My employers have given me the training to continue to develop my current skills and even gain new ones to help further my prospects. I have also been given support from my training providers, such as a dedicated tutor who follows up on our progress since the beginning of our course. They are there to help us prepare for our final exams.

I am planning on continuing in my Management degree apprenticeship to achieve my Bachelor’s degree. My employer has proposed to even extend my apprenticeship contract for my third year. If you’re interested in pursuing an apprenticeship, focus on your strengths. Be confident and let others see it!

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