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After graduating with an Economics Degree in 2013, I decided to go travelling before I launched into a career path. So I put on a backpack and spent a year travelling around South East Asia and Australia, whilst working along the way. My jobs included: door-to-door sales, kitchen hand, farm hand and a hostel cleaner (quite an odd mix).
The highlights of my trip were: Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef; staying with tribes in the mountains of Vietnam, and meeting incredible people in hostels and learning about their culture.
When I returned to London, I managed to obtain an interview at Willis Owen, and the rest is history.
I have always been interested in the investment industry and how inter-connected international markets are. Being at Willis Owen has increased my knowledge of the financial world as we're always discussing current affairs and the implications they could have.
I'm now working in the IT department and it's been a steep, but enjoyable learning curve. The IT world is very vast and no two days are ever the same, which I'm thankful for.
Working in IT is interesting for a number of reasons: we learn about new technologies in the industry; we have to be innovative to solve problems; and we are always learning new nuggets of wisdom.
In my spare time I try to pursue all of the spontaneous hobbies that I start! I enjoy: playing football and golf (not at the same time!), kickboxing, playing guitar, learning Spanish and travelling to new places.