Meet Katie – Finance Graduate Programme

Joined Finance Graduate Programme in 2016


What did you study at Uni?
I studied Mathematics at Cardiff University.

What interested you about the scheme and why did you apply?
I was really interested in pursuing a career in Finance and along with that I love going on holiday and exploring new places so the opportunity to work in such an exciting industry was a key attraction when applying. I also really wanted to gain a professional qualification and enhance my career prospects so the fully funded CIMA study package that the company offered was a key attraction to the scheme.

What are you looking forward to doing?
I am looking forward to passing my CIMA exams and being able to apply the knowledge to my role. Along with this, I am looking forward to gaining a range of experience from undertaking the different placements within Finance during the course of the three years on the scheme.

Do you have any top tips for anyone thinking of applying for the scheme?
Really do your research on the company and the industry. Be aware of the current issues, challenges and opportunities facing the travel industry at the moment so that you are capable of talking confidently about them in your own words.

What is your favourite holiday destination?
My favourite holiday destination is the Cinque Terre in Italy which are five picturesque fishing villages set amongst the cliffs along the Italian Riviera. Cars are banned so to reach them you take the train which runs along the coast giving you amazing views of the Italian coast.

What makes you smile?
I love dogs, seeing my two dogs when I go home to my parents in France makes me smile.