British Businesswoman and Entrepreneur Ruth Badger received a very warm welcome when she visited The De Montfort School on the 18 March to present to 148 Year 10 pupils.
A finalist on TV’s The Apprentice, Ruth went on to present her own TV Show “Badger or Bust” as well as her own Business Consultancy which provides Mentoring, Sales Training and Motivational talks.
Ruth spoke to pupils about her own career history, the key ingredients for making a success in business and the importance of resilience and motivation. Enterprise and Business Start Ups also featured in Ruth’s talk and she gave interesting examples of how she utilised her selling skills to make money from an early age. She went on to give an overview of her various business interests which gave an insight into a selection of different careers including IT/Tech, Leisure and also the Pet Industry.
Ruth spoke about recruitment and selection, the type of skills she looks for and the importance of work experience and a good work ethic. She made reference to being persistent and not giving up easily.
A lively question and answer session took place towards the end and Ruth kindly offered to respond to any further queries or support by providing her contact details, she also offered a work experience opportunity.