A catch up with Patrick Goldie…
In this article we catch up with Patrick Goldie, Graduate Consultant at Altair. Patrick has experience in Governance and PR and is hoping to grow into Transformation and International.
Read below our full catch up with Patrick Goldie and all he has to offer in his new role…
As one of the newest members of the team at Altair, tell us about your background and experience so far:
“I studied History at Glasgow University, and took on various roles in hospitality and retail before moving to Spain in 2015. Here I worked as a Teaching Assistant and then English Teacher as I moved around different cities across the country.
In 2018 I made the move to Italy to study International Relations, at the University of Bologna. Unfortunately, my final semester was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, and I had to move back home to Scotland to finish my Masters online. I successfully completed this in March 2021 and had a virtual graduation on Microsoft Teams.
After graduating (again!) I volunteered for a Scottish charity as its Governance and PR officer. Here I was responsible for developing our internal structures, chairing meetings, and liaising with local press.”
What attracted you most to join Altair and apply for the graduate scheme?
“I was looking for a graduate scheme with lots of variety, that specifically catered to my eagerness to continue learning. I think that working at Altair will allow me to hone my research, presentation, and analysis skills.
The housing sector is very appealing to me, following my previous experience working with a charity that focussed on homelessness. The pandemic and lockdowns gave us all an appreciation of how essential it is to have a comfortable, decent home. This is something which everyone deserves to have, and I’d like to contribute to making that happen.”
What areas are you most excited about working in over the next year?
“I’m very excited to get involved with Altair’s international work. My experience of living abroad combined with my love for travel, language skills, and cultural experience will be invaluable.
So, there is so much potential for Altair to work abroad and grow internationally, and I’m very keen to be a part of it.”
What expertise do you bring that you think will be of most value to your role at Altair, and what skills are you hoping to develop?
“My academic skills – particularly my commitment to quality and thoroughness at every step of the research process, from start to finish – will help me find solutions to problems. My commitment to getting results and presenting them well, along with my communication skills, are key strengths I will bring to this role.
I’m excited to learn everything there is to know about the housing sector, but I’m particularly interested in enhancing my knowledge of governance and transformation.”
How do you like to spend your free time? What do you do on weekends?
“I absolutely love traveling and can’t wait to get back to exploring different cultures and learning new languages. Beyond that, I love film, games, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.”
Find out more about Patrick by viewing his Altair profile here.
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