Now in the last week of my placement on RPAS, I am pleased say that I have applied for a vacancy within Rathbones and have been offered the role following an interview. The position is on the Dividends team, specifically taking over the responsibility of UK equities dividends.
As you may know, my first placement through the apprenticeship scheme was actually on the Dividends team, albeit working as a group of three focused on Unit Trust dividends. I had some exposure to UK equities in my last month, which is roughly a year ago now – but I am looking forward to developing this knowledge further and taking over the sole responsibility of this role.
With my time on RPAS drawing to a close, I have been fascinated by how varied and interesting the role actually is. It has opened my eyes to how significant our pension business is and this is certainly growing amidst the pending merge of RPAS and RIM. I have enjoyed my time on the team and I believe I have developed key skills, namely communication and organisational – and I have the team to thank for their excellent training.