I joined Janus Henderson just over six months ago and am thoroughly enjoying my role. I work in the Recruitment and Learning and Talent Development teams within the Human Resources function. My day-to-day role is to support the two talent teams with administration, queries and projects.
My tasks vary day to day, and every day brings a new challenge. This variation of tasks can be the most challenging aspect to my role. I support two teams, and therefore my workload can become heavy and tasks are very different to one another. Prioritisation is crucial, and mistakes need to be minimal as a lot of work produced by the teams is client facing. In addition, due to our recent merger we are currently implementing and merging many systems throughout the business. However, I am starting to feel confident with the new systems and enjoying the new skills I am learning.
I applied for this role during my last few months at university where I studied Business Administration. I had enjoyed two weeks’ work experience in HR at a large insurance firm, and a six-week internship in capital fundraising which made me really interested in pursuing a career in HR. I really enjoy working with and helping people, and I also find the theoretical side of HR fascinating. I was interested in an HR role at Janus Henderson Investors in particular, because the investment industry was a completely new world for me, which I knew would provide many diverse opportunities.
In the short term I am looking to pass the CFA Institute Investment Foundations that I am currently studying for and to complete the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). I would like to pursue a career in Human Resources.