Why did I choose SilverDoor?
I wanted to work for a company that I could grow and develop with - somewhere offering real responsibility for placement students. When I came in for my interview, I was greeted by lots of young, energetic people and, as a student, the sociable side of SilverDoor really appealed to me. Working and living in London was also something I’d always wanted to do, and the offer of a student house allowed me to do so frugally.
What do I do at SilverDoor?
I was a Partner Relationship Support during my placement year. This role did wonders for my confidence, and really helped me get to grips with the serviced apartment industry.
After university, I returned to a role in the Marketing team as Supply Content Coordinator, and, within six months, was promoted to Senior Supply Content Coordinator.
In my current position, I assist the Supply Content Manager by writing property descriptions for all of our brands, as well as sourcing good quality apartment photos. The Supply Content team are involved in a lot SEO projects, and have daily contact with property partners.
What did I enjoy the most about my placement?
I loved the atmosphere and social side of things. Everyone at SilverDoor is so friendly. There’s always something going, and it’s easy to integrate yourself.
The student house was also amazing because it was so affordable. It meant I could really make the most of London.
Key skills and attributes required to do my job well?
Excellent writing skills are key. You also need to be able to adapt your writing style to different audiences. I often work under pressure and to multiple deadlines, so you must be competent at juggling different tasks and projects. Attention to detail another essential, along with good social skills.
The SilverDoor Academy is a chance for undergraduate students to develop their career path, achieve their goals and take their first steps in a full-time working environment.
The 12-month placement scheme we offer is ideal for those on a sandwich course, and carries all the benefits of permanent employment. You’ll learn about our group as a whole, receive regular training, and be provided with accommodation. Successful placement students have the opportunity to become permanent members of staff.
Through a structured programme, the SilverDoor Academy provides a solid stepping stone to a prosperous career.
For more information, contact our HR team on: +44 (0)1524 548 981.