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Are you thinking about the next step in your career? Are you looking to boost your CV by adding to your skillset? Maybe you’re just feeling restless in your current role and want a new challenge altogether. If so, going on a secondment could be the answer.A secondment is the temporary transfer to...

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It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at some point in our career - do I have the skills for the job? As it turns out, the answer might surprise you…In an increasingly competitive job market, knowing your transferable skills and how they can help you to stand out from the crowd is a must -...

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Carrie Munford is a Financial Planning Product Manager who joined us around seven years ago. For much of that time she’s enjoyed a mentoring relationship with Head of Complex Life and Pensions and ‘super mentor’ Katherine Rawlings, a mentor to scores of people during her career. They kindly spent...

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Tom Rose is currently a Senior Systems Analyst in the Chief Operating Office. Since May 2016 he has been mentored by Craig Jackson, a Sustainability Manager in our Communications & Marketing function. As part of our series on how mentoring can help your career and how to make it work for you,...

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We wrote recently about some of the ways having a mentor can help you develop your career, and shared a couple of tips to bear in mind when you’re looking for the right person. But once you’ve started, how do you make it work?It’s important that you’re comfortable together, and you should look...

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Knowing when a job is the right one for you is a very subjective thing, and is a decision that has ramifications in other areas of your life. Everyone has a different idea about what is of greatest importance, and what they are willing to go without, and it is gaining this insight into yourself...

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When we spoke to our Head of Commercial Credit Chris Green about improving gender balance in our senior roles, he talked about how important having a mentor can be to your career. We think it’s great advice. A mentor can be a real positive no matter what stage of your career you’re at, or how...

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