How did you choose which company to train at?
I wanted to become a commercial employee. For my apprenticeship, I looked for a company of some size offering a variety of tasks. That’s why I opted for Bouygues Energies & Services. During my three years of training, I was able to try out some very different areas, such as reception, billing, tenders, HR and even management.
What abilities do you need to be a commercial employee?
I think you need to be well organised and precise. You also need to be sociable and open because, in this profession, you're in contact with lots of different people, both internally and externally. Attending intercompany courses is essential as they are directly linked to the work that needs to be done.
What were the highlights of your training?
Last year, my trainer asked me to take care of welcoming new trainees. It was entirely my responsibility to ensure the organisation of their intro days. I also took part in the setting up of internal and client events. These are all tasks that I love doing!
How do you see your future?
At the end of my apprenticeship last summer, I was hired as an administrative assistant and on-site trainer. I would subsequently like to specialise in marketing and communications. In January I'm going to begin training to acquire professional skills and be able to advance in this field.
What would you say to a young person who wants to become a commercial employee?
I would tell him that I am very happy with my choice. It's a traineeship that is anything but monotonous and that offers great prospects for development. It enables you to specialise in numerous fields and to hold varied posts involving a level of responsibility in keeping with your motivation.