"I get to learn something new everyday and it exceeded more than my expectations."
Hey, I’m Fariah. Born and brought up in Cardiff. I have successfully graduated from University of South Wales studying BSc Human Biology.
Being raised up as a British Bangladeshi, balancing culture and religion has always been very important for me whether this is in my work life, Uni life or personal life. Outside of my work life I enjoy learning about other cultures, exploring new restaurants in different cities (a very big foodie!), exploring different places with my friends, and learning to cook traditional dishes with the help of my top chef my Mum of course!
I also have a passion for learning about new businesses in different sectors, partially being influenced by my dad, as when I was younger, I use to sit in the car as a front passenger to explore different area’s in Cardiff and hospitality businesses which interested us both.
CCR was one of the first application I had submitted, and I was delighted to be offered a role with this fantastic company after my interview.
I am currently working as a Graduate Officer within the Venture Team, my job role involves helping to recruit for Graduates to find Graduate Schemes with SME businesses within Cardiff and our other surrounding local authorities. Also engaging with various businesses in Wales, engaging with current cohorts who have successfully already been placed in current Graduate Jobs, and working with our 4 local Universities including Cardiff Uni, Cardiff Met, USW and Open University.
Landing myself a position in this department has really suited me as I have a passion for helping others and hope to build my confidence even more when communicating with different people from various backgrounds and abilities.
In the future I aspire to build my own business with the influence of other successful entrepreneurs around me and hope to inspire other women to become their own entrepreneurs. This will also help with the economic growth within Wales and beyond.
4 / 5
Uncertain had to think of plan B in case was not successful to grad jobs
About the company and flexibility
First grad scheme I applied to before applying anywhere.
Reassured me this was the start of my new beginning of my career.