"Being part of a company which truly values its staff, and genuinely appreciates their contribution."
As a fresh graduate, it can be really challenging and daunting to leave university and try to build a career for yourself. Many companies expect you to choose a specific career before you've had a day's experience, when really you can be quite undecided the department you want to work for, After all, it's hard to make an informed decision when you don't really have any information to fall back on!
This is where Vaultex are different. The graduate program is designed to give you a real feel for the different departments of a business, which broadens your learning experience whilst helping you build a very handy network of contacts who are always willing to help you. It's after you've completed a few rotations and had some feedback from your colleagues that you begin to think about where you might best slot into the company,
I actually graduated 3 years prior to joining Vaultex, spending time travelling and working in retail and entertainment. Many companies will look at this as a disadvantage, questioning why I hadn't joined a program earlier. Vaultex completely understand that whether you're a fresh graduate, or have taken time to explore other avenues after graduating, you'll always have a lot to offer the company.
My experience whilst joining Vaultex is actually quite different from the other graduates. Unfortunately just two days before I was due to have my first day in the company, I rather spectacularly broke my leg. Obviously devastated, I rang the company to inform them that I wouldn't be able to join them for a few weeks. I was incredibly nervous. The peopl t have been more reassuring. They made it clear that Vaultex had chosen me for a reason and that they would still be taking me on, stating that I should take as long as I need to recover. They took the time revise my induction plan and were generally very accommodating. Now I can tell you this with a very high degree of confidence; there are very few companies willing to do anything even close to this, even fewer who will do so and reassure you along the whole recovery process. So when you get the chance to apply to a company like Vaultex, you really need to take the opportunity!
On joining the company, the induction itself was fantastic. Meeting directors, visiting cash and coin centres, meeting with The Bank of England and The UK Payments Council in London... it really is a brilliant way to meet the key members in the business whilst getting to know your fellow graduates. It's hard to choose a favourite moment from it all, but at the top would probably s so important that the public's demand for notes and coins is met. It's an insight that many would love to have but so few get the chance to capture.
But perhaps the very best thing about Vaultex is the road that lies ahead. It's exciting to think there I might end up in a couple of years time. It's a great feeling, so take a chance and apply. Opportunities like this are few and far between, so you need to make sure you grab them and just go for it.