Being a University graduate in London looking for a job is an extremely daunting time. I found a job, after my degree, at my University Conference Department. Although I had studied Biology at Imperial College, London, I adored working on a variety of events. I got myself involved in a summer festival and I realised I not only loved my events work… I was pretty good at it.
I had been to the Rembrandt Hotel for a social function and when the Meeting and Events Coordinator position became available I knew it would be a great move away from working at my university but still close enough to visit Imperial on occasion.
The Rembrandt Hotel has a fantastic family atmosphere among its staff and although I was only 22 with limited experience the support and guidance of my fellow colleagues helped me to gain corporate confidence and adapt and fine tune my coordination skills. In the year and a half I was in the position, I matured on a social and professional level.
The Rembrandt’s Business Development Manager left and although for this position I had minimal Sales experience or managerial experience, I am a very career driven person and with the encouragement of my colleagues I showed my interest in going for this job. I am delighted to report that I did indeed get the job and my new title is Sales Executive.
I am extremely excited to move over to Sales as I really believe the Rembrandt Hotel offers a special experience to any guest or client that spends time with us. My Director of Sales has an enormous wealth of knowledge and every moment I spend with her I am learning something new.
I am currently in the training stages of my new job where I have travelled to the two other Sarova Hotels – The Abbey in Great Malvern, Worcestershire and The Bull in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, to meet their Sales Team.The Abbey is a beautiful hotel in a fantastic area, being a true city girl it is very refreshing to stay in a hotel which is situated right at the foot of The Malvern Hills, ideal for a walking holiday. You can then top off the walk with a refreshing pint of local ale or a nice afternoon tea, in the recently refurbished bar area. The Abbey does cater for people for all ages, whether travelling for business or pleasure.The Bull at Gerrards Cross is an amazing hotel, and it is so accessible from London. It took me less than an hour to get there and as soon as I saw the Bull and the areas surrounding it I felt at ease. Once inside the public areas have been refurbished to a modern style but sympathetic to the traditional aspects of the building. It therefore covers everyone’s taste from the young professional to the mature leisure guest.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at The Rembrandt and being part of the Sarova Family. And I look forward to continuing this great career ride in my new position of Sales Executive.
Submitted by Carmella Rubenchik, Sales Executive at The Rembrandt