Alternative route for local graduate

Pictured at her desk: Natalie enjoys her job with John Bell Pipeline
Pictured at her desk: Natalie enjoys her job with John Bell Pipeline

A ROBERT Gordon University Graduate has realised her dream career with the help of pipeline company, Inverurie based John Bell Pipeline.

Natalie Kane reached her goal taking a slightly less conventional route than most students. She explained: “After leaving school I started work at Aberdeen Cyrenians in an administration role where I gained experience with a number of marketing type activities such as event management and fundraising.

“This experience whetted my appetite for all things marketing and so after two years I left and went to Aberdeen College to study full time for an HND in Marketing, Advertising and PR.”

Having gained her HND, Natalie was determined to take her studies to the next level and began studying for a BA in Communications and Public Relations at Robert Gordon University. She said: “I was very lucky that through a networking event I attended whilst at college, I met a recruitment consultant who put me in touch with John Bell Pipeline.

“As a result John Bell offered me a part time position to fit in around my study hours and so I was able to self-fund my way through university.”

Having achieved her academic goals, Natialie has secured a full time position at John Bell as their marketing co-ordinator: “My job is so varied and there is never a dull moment. One day I can be researching new market opportunities and the next optimising the website or attending exhibitions and networking events.”

Natalie says students can meet up with like-minded people at networking events. She said: “You never know where it might lead and if you are willing to work hard, have a positive attitude and take a bit of a risk things will come right. Try not to worry too much and just think about the end goal.”