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The Openwork Partnership

The Openwork Partnership

Employee profile

Joe Smith-Butler

Adoption Consultant (North West / North Wales)

“The Openwork Partnership Graduate Wealth Pathway isn’t my first experience of working within the financial services industry. I did an internship at a financial adviser, but what has impressed me most about this business is the amount of support for employees to grow and develop.

We have access to Lunch & Learns, the OpenLearningZone and a wealth of support from across the business. When I first joined, I worried I had to know everything beforehand and probably put too much pressure on myself, but there is so much support from managers and peers you can flourish from the start.

There aren’t too many graduate schemes in the industry and with the added draw of the Academy and the Foundation (I’ve always taken an interest in fundraising!). To see one of the biggest advice networks take on so many graduates whilst expanding and transitioning against the backdrop of the pandemic was extraordinary and I wanted to be part of that.

I would say there is the right level of autonomy with support and eventually, as I’m supporting firms with ConcertHub in the North West & North Wales, I’d like to take up a position with a firm in that region.”