Valuing the whole person

Emily Gowers, Analyst

Education

University of Oxford

BA (Hons), Neuroscience

Having studied neuroscience at university, I had no idea what careers I could pursue outside of academia. I knew that I wanted to work with smart, motivated people doing something where I could see the impact of my work and feel valued.

But after a couple of applications involving many rounds of situational judgement and personality quizzes, I started to feel that these companies were viewing me as a number and not as a person.

Eden McCallum was different because right from the word go, I received emails from the HR department talking me through the process. I was invited to interview at the Eden McCallum offices straight away rather than an awkward phone or skype interview. Although some of the questions were challenging, all my interviewers were friendly and interested to get to know me as a person, rather than just following a regimented list of questions. All of this meant that when Eden McCallum made me an offer, I didn’t hesitate to accept.

Since joining the analyst programme, I have seen first-hand how every person working at Eden McCallum is valued. I love working alongside a small team of analysts, all of whom are keen to answer questions and offer advice. There is also fantastic training, mentoring and buddying, which shows how much Eden McCallum is invested in the development of their analysts.

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