A student from a Preston-based university is set to race ahead in the pay stakes, landing a job that earns over £40,000 upon graduation.Advertisement
Events management student Rachel Coleridge-Smith (pictured above, left), from Lytham, Lancashire, is set to go straight into a high-paced managerial role travelling the world.
Rachel, who started at the University in Central Lancashire in 2008, will take on her role as business development manager at Preston flooring company Super-Click upon finishing her degree in the summer of 2011.
It was while doing work experience at the company’s PR firm her new manager realised how skilled she was and offered her the position
Rachel said: “I’m delighted to be working for such a pioneering company and feel lucky to be starting my career on such a high level.
“There is no glass ceiling any more, women can earn as much as men, in business definitely.”
“It is about how well you do your job not what gender you are”
Rachel has already been working for the company, attending the Harrogate Flooring Show in September this year. She’s also become the face of Super-Click’s promotional activity, gaining her an additional fee on-top of her expected salary of £45,000 per year.
Due to university commitments Rachel cannot go full-time until next summer but is looking forward to getting stuck in.
Emma Booth, PR manager from Stage9 Marketing, where Rachel did work experience said: “Rachel performed highly whilst working here and it was apparent she would excel in progressing into a career in Business.
“Super-Click has received a great deal of interest from the world’s leading distributors and Rachel’s role is key to affirming relationships with the big hitters, I’m confident she will have a great future ahead of her.”
Super-Click, who produce a new generation of floating flooring system have experienced success on a local level but with help from this youngster they are due to go worldwide.
Early next year Rachel will be jetting off to Hanover, Germany and Las Vegas, America to represent the company.
She’s also going to be taking on the role of ‘Miss SC’ for the company, appearing in promotional videos like the one below on their website. Her star is clearly rising, as she appeared in a Daily Mail article about young women earning more than men.
On landing her first job, Rachel has the following advice for people looking for work: “Get as much work experience as possible, that is what I was doing and now I have my dream job.”
Official figures have recently shown that women in their 20’s and working full time can earn almost 3 per cent more than a man in the same age group.
The Office for National Statistics has reported the annual average salary for someone in their twenties is £20,000.