“After finishing a degree in History, I joined the Corporate Coverage team on the Global Banking graduate programme. I felt like I wouldn’t have the same preparation as finance graduates, but everyone was so supportive – they knew I’d have a different learning curve and I could undertake any training I needed.

I’m now an Associate in the Corporate Coverage team which is a client-facing role involving lots of pitches and meetings. It’s a more personal side to finance. Day-to-day, I work with all different product lines which has given me a broad understanding of what the bank does.

There’s one Managing Director who has really stood out to me. He’s in a very senior position, yet he always takes the time to chat to junior people which creates a lovely atmosphere. As well as being exceptional at his job, he’s also heavily involved in the BNP Paribas PRIDE Network – he epitomises the culture here.”

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