If you had told me at the start of my university experience that I’d be working for an insurance software company in my third year, I’d have thought it would have never been possible! I am so grateful of REG Technologies’ partnership with Nottingham Trent University, that allows students to undertake their placement year at the company, otherwise I may not be where I am today.
Accepting the role of Marketing Intern at REG was the best decision I have ever made, and indulging myself into an industry of which I had no prior knowledge of has turned out to be the most educational and insightful year of my life. No amount of studying or writing essays could prepare an undergraduate for a role like this. To be seen as an equal within a company, with the most amazing view of the gherkin on Lime Street, truly does make the previous 2 years of university life throughout the period of COVID-19 well worth it!
Though partially intimidated to be joining a continuously expanding software business, operating in the global insurance market, I soon realised just how much freedom I’d be given to initiate my own thoughts and ideas. Throughout my time at REG I have expanded and developed many skills and learnt how to navigate around platforms I never even heard about before. Within this includes; Pardot, Salesforce, LinkedIn Ad Campaign Manager, Google Analytics and Adobe Creative Cloud. These programmes have all allowed me to further develop my marketing skills, whether this be through email, digital, paid ads or social media marketing.
A significant achievement of mine was writing my first whitepaper on the FCA’s crackdown on Principal Firms’ oversight of their Appointed Representatives, which required extensive research into the industry. This enabled me to expand my knowledge of the industry and after completed, I felt very fulfilled of my achievements. From the networking and social events to the monthly REG Reviews, I have really enjoyed every day working at REG Technologies and the opportunities it has opened up for me.
Furthermore, REG’s Hybrid-Working Policy has provided a great work-life balance throughout the year. The flexibility has allowed me to experience the working life in the city, whilst still being able to maintain a healthy life-balance from working from home.
Moving forwards, only time will tell what the future holds, however, one thing is for sure, REG Technologies has made me want to continue developing my professional competencies in the business world. So I’d like to thank everyone in the company for their support, guidance and the time spent together throughout the past 12 months. I will miss you all greatly!