Name: Sam O’Neill
Current position and company: Senior Finance Broker at Clifton Private Finance
Why did you decide to get involved with the CCR Graduate Scheme?:
We have run a similar grad scheme in our Bristol office and having opened a Cardiff office in January it seemed a great opportunity to expand.
Why should other businesses consider taking on a graduate through the CCR Graduate Scheme?:
It’s a win, win. From a commercial perspective you get a blank canvas entering the company, keen and raring to learn. From the grads point of view, you are thrown right into the working environment but with all this additional support. The assessment day gives you an invaluable chance to see your candidates in action pre-interview.
Do you have any advice for recent graduates looking to secure their first job?:
Take every opportunity you can to further yourself. Often even bad experiences make for good stories!