Zhicheng Xie

  • Job Title

    Business Support Team Leader Estates & Facilities
  • Company

    Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • Country

  • Subject Studied

  • University

    UWE Bristol
  • Job Sector

    Health and Life Sciences


This role serves as a crucial component in delivering vital administrative support to a department within a healthcare organization. The primary focus is on supporting RUH employees, encompassing a broad scope of responsibilities, such as Access Control, Car Parking Management, Accommodation Management, employee supervision, and fostering team cohesion among hospital employees. Also includes maintaining records, producing professional correspondence, and ensuring compliance with Trust standards and GDPR regulations.

What do you most like about your work?

What I love most about my job is the dynamic nature of each day, providing excellent learning opportunities and flexibility. I receive unwavering support to develop my role and career. The ability to make a positive impact, foster innovation, and continuously affirm my own value at work brings me immense job satisfaction. As a recent graduate, this role has offered me invaluable insights into the business environment, commercial operations, and valuable experience within the NHS. It's true what they say - if you love your job, it doesn't feel like work!

How did your course help you to get this job?

My course at UWE, which integrates business and IT, offered a unique opportunity to apply IT knowledge in a business context. The invaluable project experiences gained during the program have been instrumental in shaping my career development and planning. This dynamic combination of IT and business knowledge has directly equipped me with the skills required for this job.

What key advice would you give to current international students looking to start a career in the UK?

My key advice to international students aspiring to begin a career in the UK is to proactively build a professional network. Attend industry events such as open days, and seek out informational interviews. Additionally, keep in touch with the university's career services and explore internships or work placements to gain valuable experience. Invest time in understanding the UK job market, its specific requirements, and the necessary visa regulations. Lastly, embrace cultural diversity and adaptability, as these traits can set you apart in the UK's diverse workplace.


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