Camilla explains how her role in HR allows her to be herself
“My proudest moment was when our team won the Business in the Community Award for Inspiring Young Talent”
Name: Camilla McBride
Job title: Senior Consultant, Starting Out
What area of Sky do you work in? HR
How are you supported to be yourself at work? I think we have a very people focused culture so it’s easy (and encouraged) for you to be yourself here. For me personally, having the two volunteering days a year matters a lot. Last year I volunteered on Sky Sports Living for Sport which I loved and this year I’m off to volunteer at a residential for young people with medical conditions. Being able to take those days back to volunteer helps me do stuff which is important to me.
What does a typical day working here look like for you? I start the day by tackling a bigger project like how we can improve the pipeline from work experience to other Starting Out programmes or recruitment roles. Then I’ll meet with stakeholders from around the business to review and plan new work experience programmes. Once a month I run a group mentoring session with our Fast Forward interns which is great, it’s amazing to hear how much they’ve achieved. Then there are always plenty of emails and time catching up with the team. I’ll pop to the gym either at lunch or after work.
What’s been your proudest moment since working here? Our team won the Business in the Community Award for Inspiring Young Talent. We didn’t expect to win so when we were announced it was really overwhelming. The team plus 10 of the young people we work with stormed the stage to collect the award! It was great to get the recognition of the work we do and to celebrate it with some of our Apprentices and Graduates.
What’s the most enjoyable thing about your job? It’s amazing when I see a young person who came to an insight day or did work experience to then come back and get a job with us – that makes it all really worth it.
What advice would you give to others trying to develop their career? Don’t worry if you haven’t got everything planned out. Some people make five year plans which is great but I’ve never done that and for me that’s meant a really varied career doing things I never imagined I’d do, but have loved. I think being open to opportunities without putting limits on yourself is really key.
An interesting fact/something no one else knows about you? I was a sexual health expert on the Sex Education Show on Channel 4.