“While at Exeter, I studied European Law because I was interested in debating, analysis and essay writing rather than numbers. So it’s quite ironic that I’m working for a bank. But I realised that the balance of legal and finance was the perfect for me – I found law to be too hypothetical, whereas in Compliance I can have an impact on the business and provide real solutions.
BNP Paribas stood out to me because it provides the most qualifications. You’re sponsored through the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) qualification which is recognised internationally. It helps you catch up with industry and security knowledge, as well as being a brilliant asset to take away at the end of the programme.
You’re not expected to know everything from day one, especially since Compliance graduates tend to have very diverse backgrounds – philosophy, geography, economics – it’s extremely varied. BNP Paribas just want you to be inquisitive and proactive in your development.”