Caroline - Marketing

After graduating in 2004 with a BA(Hons) Marketing, Caroline has worked for HSBC, Santander, Prudential and GE Capital. She’s now a Marketing Integration Specialist with Arval, part of the BNP Paribas Group. There’s real variety within Caroline’s current role – it’s largely driven by business requirements – but the focus is to drive growth across Arval, BNP Paribas’ vehicle financing business.

Standing out from the crowd

Caroline Padbury“During my degree, I undertook a one-year industrial placement with the Welsh Regional Development Agency. This provided the opportunity to understand the office and personal dynamics that occur in a professional environment, and simultaneously put into practice some of the marketing skills I’d developed in my first two years at UWE Bristol.

“The placement year was a perfect stepping-stone into a full-time career. The variety of lectures, group projects, and self-driven reports provided a good mix of skills required to deliver results in the workplace. UWE Bristol has a strong entrepreneurial and commercial focus to its business degrees. These skills, combined with personal drive and tenacity are invaluable in the modern workplace.”

Ready and able

“My experience at UWE Bristol gave me instantly employable skills. I had a ready-made CV, and was able to prove I had the exact knowledge, skills and practical experience required to enter the workplace once I had graduated. Having a degree that is directly related to my profession has shown clarity of thought and commitment to the industry when progressing in my career. I’m a marketing specialist, I am passionate about marketing, and that is something employers can easily identify through my time at UWE Bristol and related career.”

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