We caught up with Hugo to talk about his experience working at Redington. Hugo also discusses his early-careers journey in Financial Services and his top tips for members that are currently seeking graduate roles.
Tell us about yourself
I first started thinking about career in Finance when I was at school. When I was 17, I got the opportunity to do an internship with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). I didn’t have much immediately-relevant work experience, but I was interested in learning more about the industry. It made me realise how Financial Services works and I developed some really interesting insights that supported my career journey. It was a great opportunity to hold more responsibility and soak up as much information as possible.
I went to University and majored in History and International Relations but also studied more quantitive subjects such as Accounting and Finance and Economic History. I eventually went on to intern at Redington before subsequently joining as a full-time investment analyst.
What is the culture like at Redington?
A lot of companies make out that their culture is friendly and supportive but Redington is genuinely that way inclined. They really do value their employees, a mantra that starts at the executive board level and filters through all levels of the organisation. As we’re a smaller firm, the contribution of each employee is truly recognised across the business. It feels more like a family than a business, with a true entrepreneurial spirit. It’s a very exciting place to be, given our rapid expansion into different business lines
What stood out to you about Redington?
I knew that I wanted a career in Finance and to work with a team of people that are genuinely lovely to work with. For me, this was crucial when starting my career, and Redington fortunately offered both.
What advice would you give to our members?
I think I would advise relaxing during the interview process and looking at any rejection from a positive angle. If you’re invited to an interview but don’t get the role, it’s important to learn as much as you can from the experience and use this to improve your interview skills. I would also advise asking lots of questions because companies love to see enthusiasm. Confidence is also key. Although we’re in a difficult job market, there will always be companies hiring – don’t be disillusioned or disheartened with setback.
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