I have been in accounting for 10 years! I’ll have been at the National Trust for 4 years in January 2012. Before I joined the Trust I worked for DHL as a Finance Manager and before that an Accountant for a manufacturing company so the Trust was the first time[...] read more
“I have been working in HR for a long time…..17 years. I started off working as a Recruitment Assistant in an HR Consultancy in Sydney, Australia whilst studying.
I kind of fell into it – I knew I wanted to do something that would not pigeon-hole me into any one type[...] read more
“I’ve been a trainee in Care of Collections and Wallpaper Conservation for three months now. I can safely say that so far, the training has definitely lived up to my expectations.
My daily duties at Back to Backs have given me a wider insight into the running of National Trust properties,[...] read more
“I’ve been with the National Trust for just over a year now. I definitely want to stay within the People Services Centre as it’s something that I enjoy and I’m really good at it. I’d love the opportunity to move into a permanent position.
Before I started working for the National[...] read more
“I applied for Passport To Your Future almost by chance and I’m so glad I did. I was looking online for jobs and happened across the website. From reading the introduction to the scheme, and the aims of the project, I was immediately drawn to everything about it. Being given[...] read more
“I’m Head Gardener at Polesden Lacey. I’ve been working at the National Trust on and off since 2003, and in continuous employment since December 2006. I had worked at Polesden Lacey for nearly four years, and was just 28 when the Head Gardener position came up. It was advertised in[...] read more
Top marks to the National Trust. We’ve recently been voted by UK undergraduates as one of the ten most popular graduate employers in the charity and not-for-profit sector. The 2011 Guardian UK 300 is the largest and most representative survey of its kind, with undergraduates voting for their most popular[...] read more
“I’ve always wanted to work in catering. Ever since I was eight years old I knew there was nothing else I wanted do, and I’ve dedicated my life to it ever since I left school. I’ve worked in lots of different places including hotels, restaurants and gastropubs. I’m now the[...] read more
“I’ve worked in catering for 15 years, and half of this has been spent at management level. Working in catering really suits me – I like the fast-paced working environment and the fact that shift patterns vary so I have a flexible working week. I also like how sociable catering[...] read more
Name: Jason Carnduff and Glenn Swift
Job: Head Chef and Sous-Chef
Location: The Bay Restaurant, Mount Stewart
Jason Carnduff, Head Chef
Local man Jason Carnduff first acquired a taste for all things culinary at an early age when he helped his mother, also a chef, to create wholesome dishes in the family[...] read more
I oversee anything to do with food and drink, including suppliers, producing the food, serving it, staff recruitment, catering projects and liaising with other departments within the National Trust. I've got a head chef, sous chef, bakers and so on in place, but I dive in when needed.
I wanted to[...] read more