How did you get your job at Deloitte?
I grew up in Cape Town in South Africa, but I’d always dreamed of coming to London to work. Before joining Deloitte in 2019, I was working for an Investment Bank at home. When a former colleague told me there was an opening here to work on a project across London and the Netherlands, I jumped at the chance to apply! I was a strong candidate because of my technical background coupled with my ability to speak Afrikaans, which means I can understand elements of Dutch. After landing the role I moved across and began exploring the city, which I’ve really enjoyed.
What does your role involve?
I’m a Manager in the Debt and Capital Advisory team, which is part of Performance Improvement in Financial Advisory. Primarily, I work with financial sponsors, helping them secure financing to support their investments. My role is all about understanding their business needs, finding the most appropriate lenders and working out the best way to solve pain points when navigating these major transactions. I’ve always really enjoyed helping people to solve complex problems - that’s why I enjoy the role so much. The businesses I work with also have an impact on society, and I enjoy knowing that by helping them, I’m also contributing to the bigger picture.