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REBECCA PATON

Janus Henderson Investors

Retail Operations and Investor Services Trainee

Graduate

Why do you enjoy your job?

I enjoy working in Operations as it is varied, challenging and really interesting to see how the work we do affects the wider company. I am a psychology graduate – so spreadsheets and analysis are very familiar. Day to day, I am always drawing on my experience of this – it’s great to be able to see my degree coming into play in ways I would not have expected. Even though I’m not in the most conventional role for a psychology graduate, my role is varied so I am always coming across opportunities to draw on my skills and strengths.

What is the most challenging thing about your job?

The most challenging part about my job is learning the lingo – this industry thrives on abbreviations and jargon! But you get used to it, and with the opportunity to take The Investment Foundations Programme, I now feel confident and better equipped to do my job. It can be daunting coming into this industry without prior experience, but the firm and Investment20/20 give you a great start with training and insight days, so everything becomes clear quicker than you would expect.

How did you get into your job?

I heard from a family friend about the trainee scheme at Janus Henderson, the culture of the company and the good things he had heard about the trainee programme. I applied online via the Janus Henderson website and went from there to a video interview and a face to face interview. I wanted to go into a career that would challenge me after leaving university and, not sure what I wanted to do, I felt that going into the investment industry would be the best place for this.

How would you sum up your Investment20/20 experience?

Investment20/20 has given me the best possible start into an industry where I had no experience, through the various training sessions, insight days and networking events. The team at Investment20/20 has great advice to give, and is a great place to build a strong foundation for a career in the investment industry.

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