The long and winding road

25 May 2007

If there is one question that always seems to elicit the same answer from buyers it is "how did you get into the profession?"

And the answer?

"Well, I just sort of fell into it really."

Now it might be that it takes a certain kind of personality to be a buyer, and those types of people just seem to gravitate towards the job. Or as someone put it a little more unkindly last month, "Most of us are just here by default".

Perhaps you could recount how you got into the profession, and some remedies to make purchasing a more attractive career.

Swindon, Wiltshire
upto £40K base (+ Paid overtime and corporate benefits)
Honda Manufacturing Ltd
Kew gardens, Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£37,000 - £42,500 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
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