My job involves communicating and working with other teams within the business which means I am constantly meeting new people. My role gives me the opportunity to see how various business areas work and appreciate the business from different perspectives. I am able to focus on my day to day tasks but also get involved in more long-term projects. The team I work with within Operations also are a main reason why I enjoy my job!
Being an apprentice means I have to study for my IOC qualification as well as constantly learning new concepts within my role. I have always been quite a shy person, so constantly having to work with new people and learn new things was hard for me. The most challenging period is always month end!
I was always planning to go to University after Sixth Form but I thought I needed a backup just in case I wasn’t accepted into my first choice. I looked online and applied for my role on the Investment20/20 website and within a month I had a telephone interview. A few days later they called me in for an interview and I was offered the job within an hour of leaving the office! I got accepted into my university but still chose to take the job.
I would like to complete other industry recognised qualifications which would provide me with the knowledge to become a lot more confident within my role.
Investment20/20 has introduced me to some amazing people and has made me a more confident person. It is a great way to get into the financial industry as a school leaver.