Meet Bryony Grimes

Length at current job?

2 months

What’s your position, what do you do on a daily basis?

Mainly focus on 5G – look at the technology strategy and how this will evolve with impact of 5G, Testbed and trials and how we collaborate with business strategy and external customers to define how O2 will progress with their 5G roadmap. Looking at technology innovation across group and exploring how tech such as AI can enhance our business. Search for stakeholders to demo and explore 5G use cases, work with Wayra on innovative solutions, analyse future trends in technology and their impact and opportunity

Why O2? What made you apply?

Dealing with cutting edge technology and right in the heart of technology evolution, also came across as a company that really cared about career progression for not only graduates but women too. Lots of opportunities.

What makes O2 a great place to work?

Atmosphere in the office, interaction with all staff (equality across all staff, no matter their role) on days like international volunteering, flexible working, opportunities to learn.

What keeps you motivated to go to work each day?

Excitement surrounding what I’ll be doing, who I get to deal with and the chance to push myself. Always nice coming into bath road in a space that fosters the imagination and forward thinking. Also working with such a great group of graduates and that community

What is your proudest accomplishment on the job?

Still early days yet but being asked to be involved with such important projects and the trust that involves. Assisting with 5G discovery workshops with FTSE100 companies in London.

How have you evolved in your current job? How have you evolved as a person?

Lots more confident in just two months, accomplishing things I didn’t feel possible. Sensing my worth as a woman in a team/area which is mostly men (often the only woman in the meeting) but not feeling unequal. More willing to challenge myself.

What advice would you give someone who is seeking the same line of work?

Embrace the chance to learn lots and learn fast

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Skiing, rowing and running – I used to be a snow sports journalist

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone applying?

Be genuine and allow your excitement and enthusiasm to come across naturally (but do your research)!

What is one piece of advice you’ve been given that has stuck with you?

Always put yourself out of your comfort zone. Every time I think I can’t do something or that it will be too difficult I remind myself that everything I’ve done and achieved that was of the most impact or my biggest source of pride happened when I was out of my comfort zone.

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