- Studied at University of Kent
- Joined in September 2012
- Now in a permanent role in ForexClear Technology
“Having studied Business and IT at university, I was looking for a job which combined both elements. When I first read about LCH.Clearnet – which is now part of LSEG – it was a little difficult to fully understand everything the company does, although I could see the way they interacted with all the different banks and I really hoped that I might get the job. I liked the idea of the variety in the rotations and also the London location."
“When I first joined, there was a two-week induction process. We were given a good understanding of the markets and an introduction to the different products. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to study for the CISI Investment Operations Certificate and there have been other courses organised by HR."
“My first rotation was in the Risk Technology team. It was all about development and seeing if a new product would work. The company wanted a business analysis tool to analyse data and assess member risk. There weren’t many people in the team who knew about the product, so it was up to me. It was a good way to learn. I got to understand about the data, how it’s linked and how it’s used."
“In ForexClear Testing – my second rotation, where I’m now working permanently – the work is very different. It’s quality assurance analysis. So I’m involved in regression testing and functional testing. When new members come on board, there’s a familiarisation process and I help answer queries. There are lots of different projects – some related to messaging, others revolving around regulations and reporting. In the future, I hope maybe to get more involved in Business Analysis."
“All in all, the technology programme has been a very good starting point for my career, with the systems that we use and the chance for me to see the whole trade workflow. You’re given responsibility, but are supported at the same time."
“This has also been a very friendly place to work. It’s not too big but just big enough. Even the CEO will say hello if he sees you in the office. It’s the same with all the senior people. I still meet up with the other graduates all the time in the office and we go out after work too. They’re a good bunch and there’s a sense of community.”