1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My Job title is Operations Onboarding Trainee. I have to make sure broker and custodian data is inputted into our systems correctly. I have to make sure new accounts and closures are carried out in a timely manner. I have daily responsibilities, such as extracting data from our systems, and also monthly responsibilities which involves gathering data together and presenting it in a spreadsheet. I have completed a project for the 2020 scheme, which has involved two presentations and also contacting 50 different schools and making them aware of Schroders and it's schemes.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am studying for an exam in May. I have learnt how to carry out tasks in a timely manner, how to multi-task, how to interact professionally externally and internally.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I love my team and my company, there's a great support network and a lot of guidance. The course is very structured which I love.
4. How valued do you feel by Schroders?
It's difficult to say as I haven't had a line manager for a while.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Very well structured - a lot of training courses were provided at the beginning. And now we have more responsibility in our roles, we have fewer training courses than before - but it works well as we now have more responsibility at work and are revising for the CFA foundations exam
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
A lot of support
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Compared to other traineeships I am pleased. However, I do feel it isn't enough
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
a lot, I have been so pleased with the external activities Schroders offers.
9a. Would you recommend Schroders to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
It's a fantastic company to work for
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Schroders? *
Research as much as you can about Schroders and the industry before your interview
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