When I came across Kea while job hunting in early 2021, the sector focus and emphasis on research in their approach put them head-and-shoulders above their prospective competition. I made the decision to join when I began formally interviewing, when those I spoke to at Kea felt like colleagues far more than they felt like interviewers.
Drive to ImproveI think self-reflection is an essential part of being a capable human being, bettering yourself by honestly addressing your faults, and consistently replicating your strengths.
How has your previous career & education influenced your time at Kea?
My time as a student proved fundamental in developing a passion for self-improvement, while my time spent in hospitality and sales provided the necessary toolkit to communicate with candidates effectively, and to confidently engage with clients.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I greatly enjoy discussing interesting topics with interesting people, developing my knowledge of finance through an interpersonal lens. Kea has proved to be a phenomenal platform in satisfying my curiosity surrounding finance, either by working closely with Consultants with specialist knowledge of a given strategy, or by conducting research into the candidate universe.
How has your career developed at Kea?
My career only recently began in earnest. Ask again in six months!
To be successful here you need to be friendly, genuine, and honest with people.
Biggest professional regret?Chemistry GCSE and Psychology A-Level. I still have nightmares.