I started working for Barclays… when I was 18. I was really interested in finance, so after leaving school I joined Barclays as a Cashier. I’m an ambitious person and worked hard so I’d be given more opportunities.
After 18 months I became a personal banker, and was lucky enough to work with an amazing manager who recognised my ambition. I developed into an Assistant Branch Manager and then became an Advocacy Coordinator. It was through that role that I joined my current team.
The most difficult part of my job… is driving consistency across such a large organisation. As you would expect, each business area has its own priorities. I need to understand what those objectives are, and demonstrate the impact an empathic culture could have.
My best day at work… was a special event with some of my branch colleagues to recognise the achievements of our team. We invited all the people who had helped us to come and celebrate our successes. I really enjoyed seeing the difference we’d made. It was a truly awesome day, and made of all our hard work worthwhile.
After work… I like to keep fit, so you can find me in the gym most nights. I also enjoy socialising with friends, and chilling at home with my partner and our cats.