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Rowan’s Space!

Hopefully you have read the blogs written by Tom, Matt and Irina, each providing a helpful and informative insight to the graduate scheme here at Norse Commercial Services. I am one of seven graduates who have joined Norse in recent months, bringing the total to seventeen graduates throughout the business. Because I work in the Sales Team, and because you’re browsing our Careers Website, the purpose of my blog is to persuade you to consider a career here at Norse.

How I fit into Norse Commercial Services:

As Tom wrote, Norse provides a range of services to a range of clients – in both the public and private sectors. For some of the services that we carry out, for example cleaning, potential clients will post ‘adverts’ inviting companies like Norse to bid for the work.

My role within this competitive process is to write the Tender Submission – similar to a sales pitch – which aims to persuade the client to choose Norse to carry out the relevant service. Each Tender Submission is usually between 10,000-20,000 words and we typically compete against 5 similar companies for each Tender. Writing the Tender Submission is not the only part of ‘winning’ a bid. Nevertheless, I am proud to be part of winning five bids so far, securing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of work for Norse annually for the next few years.

Since joining the Sales Team I have received continuous and close support from my manager and wider team. I have also had the opportunity to attend a Bid Writing Course for two days in London. I will also be attending an advanced course later this year and an IOSH training course in November.

Who am I:

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a 2:1 (Hons) in Law in June, 2016. Before university I studied for my GCSEs and A-Levels at Wymondham High School. I am a keen runner and cyclist. Norse supports its employees with cycling to work through the Cycle to Work Scheme. Recently, I held a fundraising day at the office, with the help of my colleagues, to raise money for East Anglian Air Ambulance through a 100 mile bike ride.

Why Norse:

Norse prides itself with investing heavily in its graduates. This means that Norse can promote progression from within and achieve sustainable growth. The graduate scheme goes further than providing employees with a job, it offers a career with clear progression. The diverse nature of the company means that my work load is forever changing: each day I am kept on my toes and continuously learning.

My role is varied, rewarding, as well as challenging. I receive close support from across the business. I have the opportunity to undergo training and progress throughout my career. That concludes my blog (pitch), I sincerely suggest a career at Norse through the graduate scheme.