I enjoy my job as I work with people from a range of age, experience and different perspectives and can gain a well-rounded understanding of the job. Everyone is very friendly and easy to talk to, making work an enjoyable experience rather than a chore. There are a vast number of social and networking events which are beneficial both inside and outside of work.
The most challenging thing about my job is adapting from being at school to a career in the investment industry. Work requires more independence and an adapted learning style to maximise development of my skills and understanding.
I found out about my current role on the Investment20/20 website. I was originally looking to go to university but decided I would rather get real life business experience and learn on the job than study a subject for three years that would be unrelated to any career I might want. The Investment20/20 website was useful to compare the apprenticeship schemes available and select the one I would be best suited to.
Without the Investment20/20 website I would not have found out about the availability of my apprenticeship programme and would have missed a fantastic opportunity. The Investment20/20 website made it very easy to compare the apprenticeship schemes on offer and the application process was seamless.