Blog post by Isla Cameron, Corporate Communications Assistant here at RoS
We have continued to ask around the business for those under the age of 26 to answer some questions on their time at RoS as part of Year of Young People this year. These blog stories are some insights on the next generation of RoS staff that we are helping to build using these activities and our consistently successful MA programme.
Read below as Erin Lynch, Business Admin Support Officer, talks about her time at RoS, what skills she has learned and how she worked up to where she is today.
Tell me a little bit about your journey at RoS, how did you hear about us?
After having spent a couple of years living in South America, I returned to Scotland two years ago. My dad, who worked here for many years, made me aware of the Friends and Family opportunities which were available at the time. Through this, I was able to get a foot in the door at RoS. From my initial role in Centralised Support I moved to the DPA team, and from there to my current role as Business Admin Support Officer.
What is a typical day for you?
My role is to provide executive support to the Head of Registration and the Head of Service Delivery, to enable them to focus on achieving their strategic objectives. Day to-day activities can include: diary and inbox management, recording actions and notes during meetings, collating information to include in reports, arranging travel and accommodation, and various other tasks as required. I enjoy the variety and development opportunities that this role offers.
What skills have you improved and/or learned since joining RoS?
Since joining RoS I have been fortunate to be involved in training opportunities that have increased my understanding of the running of the business, and how the tasks I am involved in contribute to this. For example, courses in Risk Management and Freedom of Information Requests. Something else I have found very interesting was being part of the recent interview panels, a completely different experience to being on the other side of the table!
What does Year of Young people mean to you?
For me, the Year of Young People initiative is a great opportunity for young people to get involved in activities that may otherwise not have been available. It is also a chance to remind people of the positive contributions that young people make to our society, which can often be overshadowed by more negative press.
What has been your most memorable moment in RoS?
I would have to say the day I found out I was successful in my application for my current role. This was not only a real boost for my professional development, but also enabled me to get a mortgage and buy a flat which can be pretty tricky nowadays… Other highlights have included volunteering at the Moonwalk and Shoebox appeal as part of the 400th anniversary celebrations last year, both of which were very worthwhile experiences.
Keep an eye out for more blogs and videos about our young people!