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Ryan Martin, Financial Administrator, Hertfordshire.

Ryan was working as an Accounts Administrator for a building supplies merchant when he saw a Tate job listing. Now he is working as a Financial Administrator for a local council in Hertfordshire.

How did your finance career begin?

When I finished A-levels, I didn’t know what I wanted to do, just that I wanted to get out to work. I took maths, which I really liked, so when I saw a job as an Accounts Administrator, I decided I would give it a try. I didn’t give it a lot of thought at the time, but it turned out to be a good choice as I really enjoyed it and it established my interest in a career in finance.

Why were you looking for a new job?

After 2 years in my first job, I knew that if I wanted to progress, I would have to move on. I felt like I was just doing the same basic administrative tasks each day and not really using my brain. I was ready to learn more and have more involvement in higher-level work.

What type of job were you looking for?

My main goal was to learn and develop new skills within the finance sector. To do this, I was keen to find a job in a completely different industry. I knew I had the ability and potential to do more, so I needed something that would challenge me, and I was ready to take on more responsibility. I wanted a role where I would feel valued as a member of the team.

Why did you choose Tate to help in your job search?

I saw a temporary Financial Administrator role advertised on their website, so I filled out the application and sent my CV. They got in touch soon after and scheduled a phone call. I was a bit nervous as I hadn’t really had any interviews since leaving school, so having a friendly, helpful consultant at Tate helped a lot. I found them to be positive, helpful and great to work with.

How do you feel about your new finance role?

I don’t know why I didn’t change jobs sooner. I realise now that I had become bored and a bit stagnant in my old job, now I look forward to going to work again. Even though it is still a finance job, the work is very different and I’m learning so much. Next time I update my CV I will have even more to add. This has renewed my enthusiasm for working in the financial world and I intend to continue in my finance career.

What was your overall experience with Tate?

I think one of the things that put me off looking for a new job was the thought of searching through multiple job sites, completing applications and never hearing anything more. That didn’t happen with Tate. Once I got in touch with them about the job, they contacted me immediately and kept me updated throughout the interview process with my new employer. They even had other job possibilities lined up if this one didn’t work out. I was very impressed. I really enjoy my new job and the team I work with, and I hope it will become permanent. If not, I know that Tate will help me find another good role.