Intro/ Where did you go to college, what did you study?
I’m currently in my first year of the ASPIRE Programme. I joined the programme after finishing sixth form, having studied 3 A-levels (Chemistry, Economics and Mathematics). I am currently a Junior Business Analyst in the Novitas Change team.
Why did you choose the Aspire Programme?
Being someone who enjoys the practical approach to learning, the ASPIRE Programme came across as the perfect alternative to university. Obtaining real life work experience in a FTSE 250 business, while studying for a great qualification with The London Institute of Banking and Finance. This was the main reason why I chose this programme, and I’m happy I did!
Typical day (what does it look like)?
As an Analyst, every day consists of new challenges and opportunities. This helps me broaden my skillset while learning so much! The immense support given by my colleagues is something I’ve been given from day one, and has helped me realise how fantastic the Close Brothers culture really is, making me proud to be part of it.
Why should someone choose the Aspire Programme?
I recommend this programme to anyone who’s an enthusiastic, hard-working, and motivated individual looking to go into the Banking and Finance sector, as it’s truly something that will kick-start your career.”