Richard C.

Director, Corporate Transactions Team
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About me

Richard C.
Economics and Related Studies
United Kingdom

My employment

Director, Corporate Transactions Team
RBS - Future Williams and Glyn
United Kingdom
Finance and consultancy
Large business (250+ employees)

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A day in the life of a Director, Corporate Transactions Team in the United Kingdom

How I looked for work

I was approached by a recruitment consultant.

How I found out about the job

Recruitment agency

The recruitment process

There was only one formal interview, but a number of informal chats / coffees!

My career goals when I graduated

Get a job first and foremost!

My career history

2001 - 04 HSBC Graduate Training Programme
2004 - 14 Leveraged Finance
2014 - 15 Relationship Director, Leveraged Portfolio
2016 - date Director, Corporate Transactions

What has helped my career to progress

Willingness to work hard and get along with people - technical skills came with time.

Courses taken since graduation

BSc Banking and Finance (professional qualification)

How my studies have helped my career

Some parts of my Economics degree helped, but it was mainly about being able to think independently.

What surprised me about my career so far

There are a number of twists and turns, only some of which you can control.

Where I hope to be in 5 years

Sitting in the South of France with a glass of wine, or more realistically I hope to be in a more senior role in the organisation.

My advice to students considering work

Be flexible, don't chase the money and try to find a career which will make you happy.

What I do

Provide finance for "event driven" transactions e.g. Management Buyouts / M&A.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Risk assessment, accountancy, knowledge of legal documentation.

What I like most

Seeing a wide variety of customers and understanding what makes their companies work.

What I like least

Occasional long hours!

What surprised me most

There are always "unknown unknowns" and they have a knack of showing up when you least expect them!

Next steps...

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