Tuesday, 10 March 2015
I am now over halfway through my apprenticeship and it is going as well as ever. I am now working on the CSD (Client Static Data) team after my six months on Pensions. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Pensions department and was upset to leave but on the other hand it gave me another opportunity to meet new colleagues and widen my knowledge and experience in another department. I am now deep into my time at CSD and I am enjoying it just as much as I enjoyed my time at Transfers and Pensions. Again, like my two previous departments everyone has been very supportive and have played a big part in the speed of which I have settled into the teams. My day to day tasks are to open accounts that come through our system and also to set up any standing orders that need to be done. Some more good news to tell is that I have passed the first of my three exams and I am now working to complete the second exam which is Regulations. Last month I, along with the other apprentices, were allowed to go and visit our London office which was a great opportunity. After visiting the office, being shown around and having a few discussions we then set off to have a tour of ‘Financial London’ which was fantastically organised and demonstrated by the tour guide. It was good to see how the financial industry started off and has progressed through the years.