I enjoy working as part of a team where I am viewed as a colleague and not a trainee, and where my opinion is taken into account and not overlooked. I am happy that I learn something new every day and there are constantly opportunities to progress skills through learning courses.
As with any job, some daily routines can be repetitive. I would welcome more opportunity to learn about other areas of the business outside of my department.
I completed an HND in sports fitness and exercise in summer 2015, after which I worked full time as a waiter in an Italian restaurant and also part time as a personal trainer. I decided I wanted to get into a job with more opportunity to progress so I secured a job with Standard Life Group* in a telephone team for nine months, then made the internal move to Standard Life Investments as part of the Investment20/20 programme. The programme has helped my career by helping me get my foot in the door of a well-respected company I might not otherwise have been able to.
I want to keep progressing within the company; I don’t have an exact career path or plan as I am trying to keep all options open.
I have really enjoyed the experience so far and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get into investments.