Success Stories

ScotGrad Associates Danielle and Wahid

Published: 18/04/2016

The ScotGrad Team are always delighted to receive updates from our graduates. Danielle and Wahid provided some amazing feedback about their placements this week, to encourage other graduates to apply for roles at their companies. It's so valuable to gain this sort of insider information before submitting an application, plus applicants get to hear about the ScotGrad Associates they could be working with!

Danielle Downie, Re-tek UK Ltd:

"I started working at Re-tek as an account manager in July 2015, through ScotGrad. Since then I have been lucky enough to have been offered full-term employment at Re-tek, which I am delighted with! Re-tek is a small organisation but it is currently going through a strong period of growth, so it's an exciting time for the company and great to be involved.

A positive aspect of this company is that your hard work is recognised with tangible results and you have the ability to contribute to the success and growth of the businesses. You are not micro managed, you are given the trust of the directors to go away and target new accounts and build your own relationships with customers.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Re-tek and my colleagues, sales director, and managing director have all gone out of their way to help me be successful in my role and make me feel part of the team. I am excited about the prospect of my continued success in my role, and my future at Re-tek."

Wahid Hameed, Pastdue Credit Solutions:

"I came to PDCS straight from university, I had worked on a number of projects whilst at University but not in a working environment and of course these are projects where you get to pick the subject area therefore allowing you to work on something you like and of course working to your strengths. The thing that struck me immediately was the pace at which things can change or have to be changed. Being customer responsive at all times, making the necessary amendments quickly and accurately is critical. Developing quality solutions in a timely cost effective fashion is the order of the day.

I have been greatly impressed by the welcome I received by all of the staff at Pastdue. I was a bit apprehensive about having to liaise directly with the Senior Managers and Directors about projects I was to work on, but I needn’t have worried as I soon realised that everyone here was looking to do their best for our clients and customers. There is a family atmosphere here and I have felt very much part of that since the very first day.

6 months have flown by and it is hard to believe that I have learned so much about an industry and sector I knew very little about, there is never a dull moment and it is great to know that my work is integral to the organisation’s success. The absolute cream on the cake of my ScotGrad placement was the offer of a full time permanent position which I have gratefully accepted."


Well done on your success. We look forward to welcoming new ScotGrad Associates into your teams soon.

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