Shannon Heath works as a Junior Controller for Essity, a world leading global company in health and hygiene. Essity’s purpose is to break barriers to well-being and contribute to a healthy, sustainable and circular society.
Shannon initially started in the Finance sector of the Go! Graduate Program, before moving on to her current role. The program gives you the opportunity to accelerate in a real job with real responsibilities from day one. At the same time, you’ll be able to explore Essity through rotation, project assignments, learning modules and networking with colleagues located at different sites around the world.
- I was finishing university in June and started looking for graduate schemes because they were recommended by one of my tutors. He said they were quite beneficial to get you into the working world. I wasn’t looking for anything specific, I was just seeing what was out there. The Essity GO! Program seemed to be quite varied and interesting with a clear outline of all the things that would be involved. I wanted something that was different and exciting, and I liked the look of it, so I applied and got in. It’s lived up to what I was expecting and actually exceeded my expectations in the end.
Shannon loves the friendly, caring, and collaborative culture that Essity has.
- Everybody is willing to help regardless of their role. I think the best thing about Essity is that I truly enjoy my job and the people I’m surrounded by. I feel so lucky to get up and be excited about my job every day. If you’re unsure about whether to apply for the GO! Program, just do it! It opens up so many doors. I got to work and live in Paris for a year and got the opportunity to have a job within Essity at the end of the GO! Program. You work with and within different departments. Currently I’m helping with Production Planning for two months and I’m studying CMA through the company. People at Essity are so supportive of your ideas and the opportunities you want to take.