I studied English at Loughborough University and was a little nervous about coming in from a non-financial background, but I have never felt at a disadvantage. In actual fact, I think my English degree has made me feel more valuable as I am always being asked little questions about grammar!
I knew Buzzacott had a great reputation and, as I expected, the way I was treated throughout the recruitment process, and the feel of the offices when I arrived, was very professional. However, I didn't expect the whole atmosphere to be quite so vibrant, friendly and young.
The Corporate team has a bit of a reputation for being very sociable. Our regular social events are a great way to get to know everyone in the team, from partners and directors to other graduates, on a more personal level. Knowing everyone personally means that you're never afraid to ask questions.
I wanted to work for a medium sized firm where I believe you have the opportunity to gain a wider range of experience than in large firms.
In my job, I have a good mix of being in and out of the office. In my client facing role I often have the opportunity to meet our clients' directors and financial directors which is a great way to learn about businesses at a higher level. Having the whole firm in one office people really know one another and talk face to face, rather than via email. I've been able to work with everyone from the chairman to new graduates.