Taranjit S.

Global Commercial Banking Graduate Trainee
Happy to mentor
Happy to be contacted

About me

Taranjit S.
Economics and Related Studies
United Kingdom

My employment

Global Commercial Banking Graduate Trainee
Internationally renowned Bank
United Kingdom
Finance and consultancy
Large business (250+ employees)

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A day in the life of a Global Commercial Banking Graduate Trainee in the United Kingdom

There is scope for so many different roles within the banking sector - where you start isn't necessarily where you will stay

What I do

Commercial Banking Graduate Trainee

Skills I use and how I developed them

People skills are essential when working in such a large, diverse organisation and this will be useful in the wider industry.

What I like most

The scope within Banking to have varied jobs is immense. Everyone I have spoken to has had largely varying roles in their careers, where you start isn't necessarily where you will stay.

What surprised me most

How welcoming and easy to talk to all my colleagues are, including senior executives.

How I looked for work

Online job search, I had a few firms and roles in mind and I applied directly on their websites.

How I found out about the job

Employer's website

The recruitment process

Online application > Online testing (varied tests including numerical and verbal reasoning) > Telephone interview > Assessment Centre

My career history

Penultimate year summer internships at Tesco Plc in Finance and Lloyds Banking Group in Commercial Banking.

What has helped my career to progress

My ability to take on new challenges and unprecedented situations has allowed me to progress smoothly

Courses taken since graduation

I am currently a student at the London Institute of Banking and Finance pursuing a Professional Diploma which will award me a fully qualified Chartered Banker status.

How my studies have helped my career

My studies at York have allowed me to apply for graduate jobs, without this I would not have the platform to do so.

What surprised me about my career so far

How understanding employers are of your situation, they understand you are a graduate and won't know everything when you first start.

Where I hope to be in 5 years

No idea yet!

My advice to students considering work

Search and apply early! Align the jobs you apply for with where your skills lie and what you enjoy doing.

My advice about working in my industry

Be open, you never know what might be expected of you.

Next steps...

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