I have just woken up, after having spent my fourth night at The Palace Hotel in Manchester, only a few yards from my final year accommodation I left three months ago. Graduate training has kicked in and I am in Manchester for seven days of training with other graduates from other regional offices across the country. So far we’ve only been in training, as we need to get a solid grounding before we can take on some of the million pound accounts that our teams work with. I’ve been assigned my first project, more like a shadowing experience, where I will be joining two senior managers next week and work on a project that involves a major global investment bank. Pretty cool considering that I got out of uni only three months ago!
Accommodation-wise, I am currently staying in a short-let in East London, near Stratford. I have teamed up with my cousin, who also works in London, and my previous course mate from MBS, who does his masters at LSE, in hope to find a three bedroom flat. Luckily, I have a couple of tube stations close to the office to choose from, which gives a lot of options in terms of location.
Unfortunately, I have very little to report from what I do as a Consultant on a day-to-day basis, since I haven’t really started doing “proper work” yet. I’m pretty sure I will have a lot more to talk about in the next blog post. Hopefully, it will give you guys an insight in what it’s like to work in a large corporation as a young professional, and the transition from a safe university campus to a busy metropolis.