Celebrations were definitely in order for PML’s Human Resources Administrator Sadie James, after she received her Masters Degree (MSC) in Human Resource Management from the University of Portsmouth.
23-year-old Sadie, who is from Ashford in Surrey, originally studied Psychology at Portsmouth and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in July 2020. During her final year at university her studies included a module on organisational psychology which sparked an interest in a career in human resources.
Having finished her degree at the height of the pandemic, Sadie decided to further her studies and work towards a Masters to hone her understanding of HR management. Her dissertation was based around the effects of Covid on working from home, research which was to prove useful given the extensive impact of the coronavirus on the working community.
Sadie joined PML in October 2021 after successfully completing her Masters, working alongside HR Manager Imrana Giannotto. The official graduation ceremony was delayed until 2022 due to Covid. Her current responsibilities include onboarding of new recruits, payroll and organising training.
Commenting on her role at PML Sadie said, “I really enjoy my job. It’s a small team but that means there’s lots of variety and an opportunity to get involved in many projects, unlike a large corporation where you are likely to be pigeonholed and restricted to limited tasks. This position enables me to draw upon the ‘theory’ of HR management and put it into practice. PML has been very supportive of my desire to continue learning and has paid for my membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and I also recently attended the Mental First Aid course. I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge and am currently looking at additional online courses which complement my role and responsibilities at PML.”
HR Manager Imrana said, “We are very proud of Sadie’s achievements. Studying during a pandemic requires tenacity, resilience and determination, all great qualities for the workplace. Sadie has already proved herself to be a real asset to the business and we have no doubt that she will continue to develop in the role as the company maintains its impressive growth and expansion.”