Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Rapport
I am originally from Latvia and moved to London 9 years ago now. I studied PR and Marketing but wasn’t too sure if that’s where my heart was. So, when I moved to London I got a job in the British Museum and worked my way up gaining experience as a pastry chef. My love for food grew massively and I stayed there for 3 years. I knew I wanted to work more with people, and was lucky enough to get an interview at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for a corporate receptionist role.
I have grown so much as a person because of this incredible job. Being able to create amazing relationships and friendships with clients, guests and colleagues has shown me that this is the right place for me.
In my free time, I’m very passionate about photography and writing, blogging and also event organising and, of course, food.
What has been the reaction at work to you being shortlisted in the top 10?
“So supportive and so many well-wishers. It is so amazing to be recognised like this. My client has been over the moon and is very happy.”
How do you feel about this competition so far?
“It is such a great chance to let the corporate receptionists shine. This was needed. And I’m sure it will go from strength to strength.”
Tell us about your experience of the assessment day on the 29th April?
“It was very challenging but so much fun too. The judges made me feel very comfortable and welcome. And I did love the experience. The role play scenario was also fun and I enjoyed the pressure and it was very much a case of ‘thinking outside the box’.”