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Kyle Marshall

Career Path: Tier 2 Technical Advisor, Carbon Trust (2011) Product Specialist, Carbon Trust (2012) Customer Contact & Sales Associate, Carbon Trust (2013) Customer Centre Team Leader, Carbon Trust (2014)
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Resized KyleWhat are you doing now?

I am currently the Team Leader of the Customer Centre in the Carbon Trust's head office in London. The Carbon Trust is a B2B organisation that sells environmental consultancy services, including carbon footprinting, certification and bespoke advice.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

It's a friendly campus university, with great facilities, situated within arguably the best city in the UK.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

It was a learning experience throughout, as you would never be doing the same thing week to week. My course was very varied and included lectures, team projects, computer workshops, field trips, lab work and presentations. This variety of study has helped me to become very adaptable, which has certainly helped me within the world of work.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

Lectures were always very informative and interesting, however I was most impressed by how attentive the academic staff were. If you ever had any questions or needed some help with a particular assignment, the academic staff would really go out of their way to support you.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/give your career an edge?

I had a placement with Groundwork South Tyneside & Newcastle Upon Tyne for my third year work experience module. I was assigned to a project requiring bespoke energy efficiency solutions for two 'hard to treat' properties within the Newcastle area. The placement threw me in at the deep end, which was really beneficial as I ended up effectively teaching myself how to use AutoCAD to produce the drawings that I required. You never know what you are truly capable of until you're forced outside of your comfort zone.

What was the best thing about your course?

The variety of assignments and topics.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

The soft skills I developed at university have been the most beneficial to me in my career. Time management, flexibility, the ability to work under pressure and being a team player have been essential skills.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words before coming to Northumbria?

Dependable, Friendly, Hard-Working

How would you describe yourself in 3 words after completing your first year at Northumbria?

Reliable, Motivated, Team-Player

How would you describe yourself in 3 words after you graduated at Northumbria?

Organised, Ambitious, Confident

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

Newcastle as a city is an amazing place to be, so having the pleasure to live there for three years was the most enjoyable aspect of my time at university.

Go for it. It's a highly rewarding experience, the facilities are very good, the people are very friendly and you'll be hard pushed to find a better city to study in.

For more information about me see:

https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/kyle-marshall/4a/502/956

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