Bethany Rodgers

Delivery Lead – MBN Academy, MBN Solutions

IFSDG:  How long have you worked in MBN Solutions?

Bethany:  Three months 

IFSDG:  How many people work at MBN Solutions?

Bethany:  28

IFSDG:  What is the vision for MBN Solutions in Glasgow?

Bethany:  My vision for MBN Solutions is to make the MBN Academy known through every company in Scotland and beyond. MBN Solutions' brand works with very high profile, cutting edge clients and my aim is to engage the Academy with these businesses as well as many more. The Academy is focused on nurturing the next generation of brilliant data scientists with innovative companies through internships.

IFSDG:  What's a typical day for you?

Bethany:  Providing guidance to students and helping them increase their employability skills, reading through their documents and ensuring that everything is compliant and makes sense.

Supporting Host Companies as they join the initiative. This may be through phone calls, briefings or meetings.

Receiving Host Company packs and using my expertise to match up students with suitable projects.

From here, I can be briefing students and organising interviews etc.

Enjoying the day, working with some fab folk, all focused on helping to make the world a better place!

IFSDG:  Why did MBN Solutions choose to locate in the IFSD in Glasgow?

Bethany:  We have been in Glasgow for 12 years and have always been in the heart of the city. There is so much buzz and excitement in Glasgow and our office is perfectly positioned to take advantage of this.

IFSDG:  Three good things about working in Glasgow?

Bethany:  The culture - everyone is Glasgow is so welcoming and warm. The culture here is very diverse and two days are never the same! The city is very much a mix of all cultures, enriching our own and adding to others.

The food - you could literally eat somewhere different every day of the week and never get bored!

The people - Glaswegians are another breed of people, warm and welcoming.  

IFSDG:  What is your biggest business achievement to date?

Bethany:  I moved to France alone when I was younger, with little knowledge of the culture or language and I persevered to come back a year later fluent and with lots of French friends.

IFSDG:  What is the best investment you ever made?

Bethany:  Going to University and studying abroad. I took part in an exchange Programme with the British Council and taught English to French students for a year. This massively increased my confidence and helped me bond with people from different cultures. Ultimately, this paved the way to my career path today.

IFSDG:  Which businessperson or company do you most admire and why?

Bethany:  Skyscanner started off as a very small company and now it is used as the 'unicorn example' of how to run an extremely successful company. It is an inspiration to start ups and has helped to spark ideas and inspire lots of people in Scotland and internationally.
IFSDG:  What did you want to be when you were a child?

Bethany:  A nurse

IFSDG:  What do you do to relax away from the office?

Bethany:  I love travelling and visiting new places. I also love cooking and trying new dishes. I adore animals and nothing beats snuggling up with the cats after a long day!

IFSDG:  I-Phone or Android?

Bethany:  Android

IFSDG:  Favourite band?

Bethany:  Biffy Clyro

IFSDG:  Favourite sport?

Bethany:  Running

IFSDG:  Favourite movie?

Bethany:  500 Days of Summer

IFSDG:  Sunshine or snow?

Bethany:  Sunshine

IFSDG:  and finally, what three words sum you up?

Bethany:  Resilient, Ambitious and Caring


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