As a final year maths and statistics student at Newcastle University, I was looking for a career where I could use my degree to make a difference but wasn’t sure what jobs would be open to me. I applied to Principle One for a short internship with two other students to find out more about what a graduate role would involve.
Our goal for the two weeks was to explore chatbots: how to build one, who might use one, and how they could help newly hired police officers work through the complex processes that form part of their job. During the internship we received short training courses from experts within Principle One, but were also given the space to experiment, develop new skills, and set our own direction as a team. As a result, all three of us felt it was the right decision to return to Principle One as graduates in full time roles.
I am currently on my first client project: working with an Innovation Accelerator to improve how they manage their consortium of suppliers, with a focus on process improvement and making better use of data to drive decision making. I enjoy Principle One’s sociable culture, and am part of the Principle Run team raising money for Police Care.