"I thought in finance I’d be sat at my desk most of the time. My role couldn’t be further apart from what I thought it was going to be."
After studying accounting finance at university, I worked in the world of health. But I didn’t like the way you couldn’t see every number. Here every number makes sense and means something to me. I understand the process from start to finish.
The scheme has exceeded my expectations. I didn’t think the business was as large as it is or had so many streams. I also never expected to work with people at the top of our business. I sit in weekly meetings with directors of technology who my finance team partners with.
From a finance point of view, I don’t think you’ll find better support. It’s brilliant. Over the three years of the scheme, you study towards a CIMA qualification and take 16 exams. I get paid study leave and seem to get twice the support my friends at university do.