Get the inside track
“The fast pace here meant I’ve quickly learnt to never present a problem without having first considered a solution, something that’s applicable in any world. I’m definitely better at making decisions, sometimes it feels like the job is one big decision making exercise that gets easier as you become more accustomed.”
A client I work for recently announced the results for one of its major products. Things didn’t pan out as hoped for and the shares fell more than 15% on the day, and prompted speculation for a potential takeover. That was pretty big and a really good communications lesson.
I completed the award winning communications graduate training and mentoring scheme, the Taylor Bennett Foundation. It aims to encourage black, Asian and ethnic minority graduates to pursue a career in communications. Finsbury sponsors one of the four annual programmes.
I am part of the Industrials team and deal with clients closely linked to the fortunes of the British economy- housebuilders, government contractors and the like- really topical and at the heart of the action.
The away day is a definite highlight.
My job at Finsbury is my first experience of a job in the corporate world. The fast pace here meant I’ve quickly learnt to never present a problem without having first considered a solution, something that’s applicable in any world.
I’m definitely better at making decisions, sometimes it feels like the job is one big decision making exercise that gets easier as you become more accustomed.
Being able to survive a week of 7am starts. I am not a morning person at all.
I expected a bit of a muted atmosphere, having previously worked at a ‘not for profit’ for 9 months, I really believed all the stereotypes about corporates being overly formal. I definitely had nothing to worry about there, it’s very familial in the London office.
The feeling of accomplishment after getting your head around something particularly complex.
Work hard, play sometimes? Couldn’t quite commit to the full cliché but the intensity of some periods here means everyone appreciates the moments we all get to have a laugh, especially in my team!
I’m a bit of a luddite and generally don’t like change, but it’s been interesting learning more about digital strategy and the increasing role it plays in the PR and wider world.