What does a typical working day on client site look like for you?
I work in the Central Design Team on a Corporate Banking Transformation Programme. My days vary but, as I own the change request process for design/scope change, you’ll usually find me running one of the key governance meetings such as Design Authority or Programme Change Board, facilitating a deep dive design session or liaising with the programme’s solution provider.
It can be a challenging role because it involves facing off to a lot of very senior people with 30+ years of experience in commercial banking and payments. However, everyone on the team is great and it’s a real chance for me to learn exactly how a commercial bank is built from the ground up!
How has your career developed at BCS?
I joined BCS as an Associate Consultant from a consultancy in Ireland. Thanks to the fact that I have been given a lot of autonomy and exposure on projects, I have grown my functional knowledge and experience, and my confidence, in a short amount of time. It all led to me being promoted to Principal Consultant.
There’s a great support network in the Company, especially from your Engagement Managers. There are also really good learning and development initiatives available including the New Joiner Rotation Programme which helps to give everyone a broad skills and knowledge base across our services, before specialising in one Service Line. I have aligned to Technology and Digital, with a focus Technology Delivery and Payments, which is where I would like to specialise.
What would you say to someone thinking of joining us?
BCS is full of great people. There’s a lot of diversity in the team however we are all driven, interested in improving ourselves, working as part of a team and have a good attitude! It’s not all work though; in non-covid times, we have so many socials and clubs to get involved with from sports to languages, board games to wellbeing, all of which creates a sense of community I hadn’t experienced in previous workplaces.
If you want to work with interesting, intelligent people and gain early responsibility along with the support to grow, then this is the place for you.