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Career change to Executive PA

Career Change Success - Executive PA

Read this interview to find out how Ali Wilde successfully completed Souters Secretary PA Diploma and Executive PA Course. Here is a brief interview, showing how much she benefited from and enjoyed attending the course.

 Executive PA interviewWhat is your job title?
Executive PA to the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Executive

What courses did you complete at Souters?
I took the PA Secretary Diploma Programme and the Executive PA Course.

What did you enjoy about the courses?
I liked the fact that we were in a small group. The mix between classroom learning and practical work was really good. The tutors were brilliant, very knowledgeable, clear and helpful. Course content was excellent, which looked at all aspects of the skills/responsibilities required of a PA.

In what ways do you feel that the course has benefited you?
The PA/Secretary course refreshed my PA skills, giving me the preparation that I required for my change in role within my organisation.  The Executive PA course inspired me to carry out my new PA role with confidence and enthusiasm.

In particular, how has it benefited your career?
It has given me the knowledge and confidence to carry out my high profile PA role.  There have, however, been many challenging moments and I have quite often referred back to the course notes to refresh and remind myself how best to deal with a certain task and that I can do it!

What do you advise to anyone who is considering taking the course?
Go for it!  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

What are your future aspirations in your career?
I don't have any huge aspirations for the future, just to enjoy being a PA!

Would you consider taking another course to further your career and skill set?
I would definitely consider taking another course

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