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From Graduate to Finance Analyst - Megan's Story

By Diageo
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I chose to apply for the finance graduate scheme at Diageo because I knew how many opportunities this job could provide me with whilst at the same time gaining invaluable experience and knowledge within the world of finance.

One thing I wish I knew before applying was to not be so nervous (it is definitely easier said than done!) but each individual I encountered throughout the process of applying was extremely helpful and kind. Looking back, I honestly had nothing to be nervous about!

I have only been working at Diageo for 6 weeks now but I have already seen how much support there is for graduates and everyone in general. There are so many people to help and guide you, and it feels as though they all want to see you succeed and flourish at the company. The culture is so diverse which automatically makes you feel very welcome within the company which is an added bonus when starting a new job.

In this finance graduate scheme I have already learned so much about the company and finance in general which has been amazing! My team and others around me are always happy to answer any of my questions and have even gotten me involved in a number of different projects and processes, allowing for a deeper understanding of Diageo as well as allowing me to contribute to the work being done.

My top 3 tips for securing a graduate role would be to firstly identify the values and cultures you want within a company and then apply to a role accordingly as you'll already know that the company is right for you. Try to stay determined and motivated, it can sometimes be a lengthy process but it will happen and it helps to remain positive. Finally, be confident! If you exude confidence and believe in yourself, everyone else will too!