At the end of November we had the dividends team meal at the Hannover Social Club which was a good way to mix and socialise with my colleagues on a personal level as well as a professional one. After the meal, most of our department went to the Rathbones Christmas drinks party on the top floor of the Maritime Museum which is a great venue. It was a really good way to meet people that I would never normally speak to in my company and above all I had a really good night.
I also attended the CISI Christmas drinks reception with a group of people from my company on the 12th December – I could get used to these nights out! I met people from competitors in our industry who were really friendly and were keen to hear more about the apprenticeship scheme I am currently on at Rathbones.
Over the Christmas period I chose to work most of the month, only taking the 27th off in my annual leave (and of course public holidays such as Christmas day and New Years day). Even though I am accustomed to long holidays, having only been in full time education just over six months ago, I actually enjoyed this month. The mood in the office was good and there were plenty of social events taking place so I’m glad that I experienced it (and also I’ve been able to carry four days of holiday that I didn’t use over to this year!)