Future Jobs Fund - Ellie Ford

Published : Tue 15th Nov

“I’ve been with the National Trust for just over a year now. I definitely want to stay within the People Services Centre as it’s something that I enjoy and I’m really good at it. I’d love the opportunity to move into a permanent position.

Before I started working for the National Trust, I was working at Instore as a Sales Assistant. I was looking for an Administrator job for quite a while and had quite a few interviews with different companies. I saw the position with the National Trust and decided it was definitely the one I wanted to go for – it just seemed like such a great development opportunity.

I got the role as Trainee Administrator through the Future Jobs Fund. I started last September and became People Services Assistant at our head office in Swindon in April of this year.

I work with such a fantastic team and I really enjoy learning all the new processes and techniques and putting them into practice. The National Trust has been really good at giving me all the training I need. This has been my first position as an Administrator so there’s been a lot to learn!

If anyone was thinking about working for the National Trust, I would say just go for it – you’ll learn loads really quickly and everyone is just so friendly.”