Interview – Lawrie Himsworth

Sales & Marketing Graduate

I recently graduated from Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2011 with a BA(Hons) in International Business Management. I was brought up around the automotive trade due to my father’s business and so I was delighted to be given this opportunity at Calsonic Kansei and move in to an industry which I have a strong interest in.

I am still very new to the company, having started in September 2012, but I can already tell that I made the right choice. Being enrolled on the CK Graduate programme – over the course of the next 2 years I will be rotated around the various functional areas and product groups within the Sales team in order to develop a strong foundation of knowledge which can provide the platform for my career with CK.

In the short time that I have been here I have already gained a great deal of invaluable experience. With a combination of best-in-class training courses and support from the highly experienced sales team around me, I am learning many new things every day and have already been involved in numerous large-scale projects such as new model launches.
After such an encouraging start I am confident that I am in a fantastic position to flourish as a professional and forge a successful career for myself while contributing real value to Calsonic Kansei.