I joined UKGI as a graduate recruit, which is unusual for an organisation that usually hires senior talent with proven experience. Starting a new job can be a daunting prospect, especially when it’s your first job after university, but I was genuinely taken aback by the effort that colleagues made to introduce themselves, have a chat, and help me settle in.
My time is split working on governance shareholder teams, the appointments and remuneration team. It’s genuinely exciting to be able to contribute to work of national importance and the nature of the work means that no two days are ever really alike.
These different opportunities, plus discussions about personal career goals with my Line Manager have helped me put more thought into career plans – this time at UKGI has really opened a whole new world of opportunities and career paths that I didn’t even know existed. I think what I will carry with me throughout my career is the importance of having collective values and how they can help everyone aspire to achieve and create a better working experience for all.