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Top Career and Application Tips

Rebecca studied at Leicester University and completed an Internship with us in her penultimate year.  She’s now on our Finance Graduate Leadership Programme and has this career and application guidance to share:

What are your top three pieces of career advice?

  1. Let yourself be out of your comfort zone – it’s when you learn most!
  2. Don’t give up
  3. Take advantage of all opportunities as there is benefit in everything

What advice would you give to someone looking to secure a graduate role or internship?

Do your research on the company and the scheme you’re applying to – it is really important to be knowledgeable about what you’re applying for. Really think about why you want to apply to the particular role/scheme. It is important to be passionate and also it is important for you to apply to a role you actually want to do!

What is your top application tip?

Take time over your application, don’t rush! It is important to get it right and get as much information down about yourself that is relevant to the role. Get someone to read it through before you hit send – just to make sure you haven’t made any silly mistakes and also have drawn out all the best points about yourself.

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