My career has taken a very winding route; I graduated with a degree in psychology and originally intended to work in the mental health field. I pursued this path pretty zealously for several years working in hospitals with dementia patients before working in a mental health support role. But despite finding the job interesting and often rewarding I was eager to explore the wider field of psychology and later took a job doing as a research assistant studying the physical and mental effects of trauma (e.g. car accidents). However throughout my career writing has always been a passion of mine, and I would often work part time doing freelance writing projects, writing about a variety of topics from gardening to hen parties. It was this interest in writing that led me to apply for my current role at TLD.
I currently work as the Content Writer here at TLD. This is an extremely varied position but revolves around creating original and insightful content to publish on our website as well as for external publications. Having not come directly from an L&D background I work closely with the rest of the team to ensure that the content I write is accurate and relevant to our audience, and the feedback I get from my colleagues is vital to make our content great. So far I have had the opportunity to contribute to our in-house magazine; Enhance, interview industry experts, write blogs and write content for some well-known organisations on TLD’s behalf. I enjoy being able to keep our customers informed about the changing landscape of L&D, and being able to spread the word about the work we do to help people develop.
What I like about working at TLD
“I love the people here, everyone is so friendly and supportive and never afraid to help each other out. I also love that new ideas and creativity are encouraged, and I never feel worried about making a suggestion.”
I don’t have any specific hobbies but am always keen to try new things, I’ve done rock climbing, ballet and knitting to name a few, but my main interest is travel; I love being able to see new places and understand things from a new perspective.