I work as an apprentice personal assistant. I am highly organised in managing and adapting to the manager’s needs. I am also good at multitasking, helping others and communicating with various levels of managers which are key skills required of the role.
It is a challenge adapting to the changing needs and priorities of the senior manager’s calendar.
I started researching apprenticeships and top companies to work for while at college. I was interested in the financial world and started looking at Prudential which led me to M&G Investments* and the apprenticeship scheme. Through my research I found an apprenticeship that really appealed to my aspirations. After several stages of the application process including online tests, a video interview stage and two face to face interviews I got the role.
The dream plan would be to get exposure to the marketing world in my company and to start a career in marketing – this was the module I enjoyed the most during my apprenticeship studies.
Investment20/20 has particularly helped my confidence with networking and meeting new people and understanding the investment industry a lot better. It also gave me a massive insight to my personal branding and how much this can impact my success. I found the scheme to be both fun and insightful.