At the time that I applied to become one of the guys at the compliance guys, I didn’t know what to expect, I had just graduated with an accounting and finance degree and my only other work experience had been in retail and restaurants, so this was a completely new experience for me. But as I began to learn more about the role and the company, I realised that this could be the start of something great.
When I first joined the compliance guys team and began training, I got my first real introduction to compliance, the role and all I had to learn seemed overwhelming, from the different FCA guidelines to CONC’s unreadable format, it seemed like I would never understand compliance and was destined to fail.
But slowly things started to slot into place as I went through training and talked through the procedures with the team, I slowly began to feel more and more confident and comfortable with the role.
During my short time with the company so far, I feel like I have gained an immense amount of knowledge regarding compliance and how the company works, and I feel like I have progressed faster than I thought was possible.
I would say a big reason I have been able to progress like this is down to how friendly and helpful the rest of the team is, if I have any questions or doubts, I can look to them for clarification.
One of the first major tasks I was given alone was to produce training documents which could be used in the future for new employees. In order to do this, I catered the material I created around the way which I learn best which is repetition.
So, with this in mind I created a step-by-step guide that details how to perform 6 of the most common tasks required in this role, so that new employees in the future will have something to refer to if they get stuck rather than having to always ask for help.
While I feel I have progressed and learned a lot in the short time which I have been in this role so far, I recognise that there is so much more to learn when it comes to compliance, and it will take me many years to be completely confident in this field. But as a person who loves to learn and better myself this is a process that excites me, and I look forward to seeing what I can achieve with the Compliance Guys.