6 years ago I joined the team on an Apprenticeship scheme and I have never looked back!
There is no limit to what you can achieve if you take every opportunity Broadley Speaking offers.
After my apprenticeship, I followed this up with two marketing qualifications and have now completed 2 Marketing Diplomas and Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 3 Diploma in management.
The learning is great of course but more importantly I get to put it into practice. As the Head of Client Experience my objectives are to work closely with my clients to generate them multi million pound new business opportunities. It can be a challenging role at times, however, great fun and the buzz when we win a new contract for a client is amazing.
I also got to work as an Embedded Client Delivery Manager. This meant that for two days of the week I was based in the offices of our FTSE 25 client. The great thing is I got to see how one of the biggest corporations in the world work and work directly with their leadership team and their sellers. It was pretty scary first off – and I still remember walking into their offices for the very first time – but to work that closely with the client was great.
I won’t pretend that our sort of work doesn’t have its challenges but the support you get from the leadership team, combined with the internal training programmes, means that you will be prepared for the challenge.
I also get involved in the induction programmes for our new team members, so if you are successful in your application you will get the pleasure of my company from an early stage! Seriously, if you want to challenge yourself, build a career, in a stimulating and fun environment come and join the team.
Brooke spent four months in Australia, operating as our embedded BDM to support one of our global clients. This is one of her videos from Australia. You can watch the whole series on our Sales Academy page.
My name is Oliver James, and I am a former apprentice, now fully-fledged Business Development Manager at Broadley Speaking.
I left school at 17 with absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Like many, I had been completely overwhelmed with my choices, and what I could do in the future. I completed my Level 3 BTEC in Creative Media Production two years later, and after I graduated, I knew that I needed something special.
It was on one sunny day in the summer of 2018 that I walked into Broadley Speaking’s office in Tavistock after seeing that they were recruiting, and I was instantly met with the friendly faces of who would soon become my colleagues, mentors, and most importantly, friends.
Before I worked at Broadley Speaking, I was not amazingly confident at anything work-related. However, it was Hilary, David and the whole team that gave me the tools to become a Business Development Manager for some of the largest companies in the world.
As I had no experience of how to sell effectively to prospects, I started working as an apprentice. I learned quickly with the support of my colleagues and became a member of the team within weeks.
The apprenticeship has led me on to do many things with Broadley Speaking. I have exhibited Broadley Speaking’s Total Prospect Management strategy at the ExCeL Centre in London to thousands of people, had meetings with board members of successful companies and been involved in strategy days with our wonderful clients.
But the highlight of my young career at Broadley Speraking was to arrive on October 12th 2019 when I went to Dubai to discuss New Business Development for a large facilities management company. As I write, I am fully involved with this project and already getting good traction.
On top of my Business Development Manager role, I now work alongside the Marketing team to put my experience of videography to use. If you have seen any of our video content, there is a good chance that it was me behind the camera!
Broadley Speaking is a fantastic place to work, and with time, dedication and a can-do attitude, there are simply no limits to what you can do.
See you in the office!
One year later and two trips across the globe. The sky really is the limit for my career with Broadley Speaking.
After graduating with a BA Hons in International Business Management, I went through an interview process and work experience with an agency in London.
Of course, you would think London was the place to be, but I felt that I wanted to build closer working relationships, and gain further understanding and insight within the industry, so, I felt that I would be better suited to Broadley Speaking.
Within three months of returning to my hometown and beginning my new career, I attended a Client Engagement Workshop in Dubai, it was so exciting and exhilarating, I realised I had opened a door to a vast amount of amazing opportunities.
Working with a team of multi-skilled, highly experienced professionals, I have been able to develop my own skillset alongside demonstrating my eagerness and passion to learn and succeed. Working in such a close-knit environment also means that pride isn’t just felt by me, but by all those I work with, the praise and encouragement has been endless and has added value to my working life that I did not know was possible.
Earlier this year, an opportunity arose to become an Embedded Business Development Manager with one of our FTSE 100 clients – in Australia! Having lived there for a year prior to starting at Broadley Speaking, I quickly dropped my name in the hat.
The selection process was rigorous: I had a lot to prove in order to be selected, continuously demonstrating my skills, attitude, and dedication.
I am proud to say, however, that I was selected for the role and embarked on a three-month secondment in Sydney, displaying that Broadley Speaking obtains great strength in preparation, ownership and passion. Creating many new business opportunities for the client, I very much enjoyed my time with them, bringing to the table all the skills and experience I had gained.
Working with a fantastic team who are highly motivated, and extremely supportive, really does have a great impact on your learning and enthusiasm to work. If you want to work within a business that can elevate your career, teach you new skills every day, whilst ensuring your progression is at the soul of your success, then Broadley Speaking really is the place for you!