I work with the business development team in Market Financing Services (MFS), having spent my first six months in the business management team within client development. During these roles I have been involved in a plethora of initiatives including; strategy, sales support, management information reporting, pipeline management, pipeline prospecting, market research and project coordination.
I have been given a great level of support by my immediate managers and by the in-house programme leader. The level of training has been of a good standard with training provided for Excel and soft skills. More specific and technical training would round off the experience and provide more substance for my CV.
I applied to be part of the trainee Investment20/20 scheme in June 2013. I was finishing a six week internship with an asset manager in Singapore and felt that it was the right time to move back to London. I did not know of BNP Paribas Securities Services before applying for the scheme. However, after doing some research, I felt that I would fit in with the culture and that they could offer the chance to gain some real world experience and may provide the opportunity for future career progression.
I have been surprised by the amount of responsibility and trust that my managers have given to me throughout the programme. This has spurred me on further to deliver and perform. I think this is one of the biggest and most important benefits of such a scheme as it gives one a sense of confidence that cannot be undone.
Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with BNP Paribas Securities Services. I have been involved in projects that have tested my knowledge and utilised my skills from past vocational experience and from my academic career.