Apprentices take part in Facebook Live chat with youth charity The Mix
Last week former apprentices took part in a Facebook Live chat on the topic: 'How to kickstart your career'
Posted 6 months ago
Since I wrote my last blog I have moved into a new role as a
credit analyst in the natural resources team; it is a really interesting sector
with clients including a mixture of oil & gas, metal & mining, and
I must admit that it has taken me a good few weeks to learn and adapt to my new role, but one thing that has stood out for me is the support I have received from my colleagues and the new team, who have been fantastic. Between them they have over 100 years of experience which make it even better, there is so much you can learn from them and, of course, they always have stories to share!
The next few months will be very busy and the learning curve is getting steeper. I have learnt so much in the last few months and feel there is so much more, but it is immensely satisfying to be able to get involved in significant deals and to get a real understanding of the factors that impact, for example, the price of oil or the trading of gold in the world. Simply, it’s been a great experience.
You may remember that I mentioned in my last blog about the graduate challenge, where we were working with a charity partner.
There were 24 graduate teams from across Barclays that competed for a top 4 position and, ultimately, to win the challenge overall. My team won the highly commendable award and it was a great day overall. Most importantly, it was a brilliant experience working with the charity partner and being in a position where you feel you are making a real difference to someone’s life.
Now, being a second year graduate, I am coming towards the end of my graduate programme and working towards securing a permanent role. I will update you in my next blog with how things progress. Needless to say, the programme has been an amazing experience and one that I will always keep with me.
A note about my location: I love London when the sun is shining and there are daffodils around - hopefully we get some lovely sunshine in the next few months and have a beautiful summer. Have a good one!