How To Get On The Right Career Path

Kimberly Mambongo has worked on a number of of roles, from helping with a live music event to carrying out desk based research, to making follow-up calls for a marketing specialist. She is now working at ICTR, a leading ICT regeneration company in Battersea, as a PA and Administrator

We had a quick fire catch-up with Kimberly to find out how she’s getting on in her current role, her aspirations for the future and her previous experience.

Hey Kimberly, you’ve now secured a few roles through Task Squad, how have you found the experience?
I’ve really enjoyed it! I’ve learnt so many different skills which have all been helpful in my current task and I’ve loved the variety of jobs that I’ve been able to do. I’ve never really been sure what sort of job or sector I want to work in; Task Squad has allowed me to explore and figure out what I really want from a job.

What new skills have you learned in the time you’ve been at ICTR?
I have learnt so much being at ICTR. I now know how to carry out a number of new administrative tasks such as invoicing and client liaison. I have also had to take on quite a lot of responsibility and, although it’s been scary, I believe this has moulded me and taught me a lot about life in the real working world. I have experienced a great deal of personal growth while being here.

What skills from volunteering have you used in your job placements so far?
Leadership, organisation, teamwork, communication, time management and a whole lot more!

What would you eventually like to go on to do in terms of a career?
I would love to develop a career as a personal assistant. I really feel that organising and assisting are my strengths.

Would you recommend Task Squad to other young people like you?
Yes! I think there needs to be more programmes like Task Squad, which help young people into employment. Young people like myself need Task Squad. It specifically caters to us and gives us the opportunities we need to prepare us for long term employment.

By Dan Bond
Posted on 05 June 2014
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