A picture of Harriet's story

Harriet Scott – Graduate Case Study

Harriet was drawn to Sanctuary Group’s graduate programme because it offered her the opportunity to develop her business acumen in an organisation with a strong social purpose.

She said: “Sanctuary is an ambitious organisation that is committed to providing high quality services.

“Such ambition extends to its graduates – we are given responsibility to contribute to the business while being supported in terms of learning and personal development.”

Harriet, who studied Classical Civilisation at Durham University, was part of the Community Investment team for her first placement, overseeing investment in Sanctuary Supported Living.

This involved her working with residents and external partners to establish two projects - a partnership with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and a campaign tackling social isolation.

Through working on these projects from start to finish, Harriet was able to see first-hand the positive impact on people’s lives, something she found particularly gratifying.

Her second placement saw Harriet work in Housing, focusing on service development. She spent time in all of Sanctuary’s regions across the country, working with frontline staff and leading workshops.

She also developed a roadmap to show how Sanctuary can best support its employees and customers over the years ahead through developing technology and engaging further with staff.

Harriet added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the graduate scheme so far and would highly recommend it to anybody seeking a challenging and rewarding career.”