Starting a new job, whatever degree of experience you have, is a nerve-wracking experience. Making a great first impression really counts, both for the new member of the team and for the company, and my first week at BDB was no exception. However, when the time came to take the next step in my career, it was clear from the beginning that BDB, the role and the opportunities on offer really were a cut above the rest. I got a great impression of BDB from my initial contact with them and I’m happy to say that my first week has lived up to, and exceeded, all of my expectations.
While it’s been a whirlwind of names, faces and information, the team made sure that I felt welcome and had the smoothest possible transition into the BDB universe. Beginning with a comprehensive, and infinitely useful, induction programme, I had the opportunity to sit down with every member of the team and find out a bit more about them and what they do, while also picking up some pointers on what they’ve learned along the way. No question was a stupid question (although there were undoubtedly a few) and I’ve already been introduced to some exciting projects that I’m looking forward to getting stuck into in the weeks to come.
As an account executive, I’ll be assisting with the day-to-day handling of account activity for some of BDB’s clients within the manufacturing and food and nutrition industries. While I came to BDB with experience in B2B communications from a number of internships and previous roles, the mentor system, put in place for new starters, has proven invaluable. On day one, I was taken for lunch with my mentor (typically a member of the team in a similar role, with a similar level of experience), where we had the opportunity to get to know one another. It was a great chance to ask lots of questions, and it has really helped to have the guidance of somebody who was in my position only a few months ago.
Aside from that, it is clear that it is a hugely exciting time to join BDB. The team, the company and its ambitions continue to grow exponentially and the future looks really bright, with new projects from existing clients and some great new business wins. Aside from the fact that all of the international travel makes the BDB kitchen an absolute foodie’s paradise, with a constant supply of sweet treats and goodies to pick on, I’m looking forward to seeing what BDB has to offer, and learning from people who really are the best at what they do.