Meet Beth Brown, Business Services Organisation Graduate Management Trainee
7 April 2023
Here is what Beth had to say:
“I am currently a Graduate Management Trainee in Logistics within BSO Procurement and Logistics Service (PaLS).
I started in BSO in 2020 when I was the PA to the Director of Operations and Customer Care and Performance. I then moved to work in Family Practitioners Service for a short while until I started my Graduate Management Trainee scheme in PaLS Logistics.
I came from a creative arts background but had worked in HR and the manufacturing industry before this so I have a good knowledge of work life.
Working for the Chief Executive’s Office of BSO gave me a very diverse and interesting view of all areas within the service as well as what was going on within the organisation. The exposure I had to board meetings and high-level decisions that were taking place led me to wanting to progress in my career with BSO and to get involved in an operational capacity. I have a passion for Northern Ireland’s health sector and I want to see change in how our service supports the local population. To me the only way to do this was to get involved.
Beth Brown with Mark Davison and Jordan Baird (Warehouse Operatives)
I was introduced to the Graduate Management Trainee scheme through the Directors I worked for and encouraged to apply. It has been one of the best opportunities I have experienced to date. Day to day I am involved in multiple areas of Logistics from supporting the staff on the warehouse floor to planning how to develop health and wellbeing for our staff in PaLS. I could be working with outside suppliers to enhance our systems or I could be helping move racking in the warehouse to make it more efficient for our pickers. Every day looks difference and that is what I love about Logistics, it is about the fast-paced reactions and learning by being hands on and getting involved.
I have also had the opportunity to use my artistic background in my every day work and I have been encouraged to embrace my creative thinking in all that I do from creating presentations for senior staff to thinking innovatively about how we can achieve a more efficient logistics process for our clients and staff.
The graduate scheme has given me confidence in my own skills and has helped me to embrace my own way of problem solving to get the best out of staff and myself in the process.
I am thrilled to say I am a part of BSO and specifically PaLS and hope to be for a long time to come.” ~ Beth Brown