Kate Taiwo

Joined Vantage Point: April 2015

Background: MSc Finance and Management – BSc – Marketing and Finance – University of Essex

“The rare opportunity provided to new graduates attracted me straight away to Vantage Point as I’ve always felt that the majority of graduates struggle to find a job after university. Graduate jobs are very competitive and often companies require you to have experience before being considered for any role, which is why graduates get caught between a rock and a hard place. We need experience to be considered, yet organisations are reluctant to give us the opportunity to gain that experience.

Vantage Point solves this problem by creating a business model that enables all parties to win. The intense training modules each VP consultant must undertake assures organisations that the consultants they consider are well trained and fulfill the desired role profile. In addition, graduates are given the opportunity to kick-start their career in reputable corporates.

I currently have a Project Management office (PMO) role at a global investment bank. VP covers a wide variety of roles and yet has specific training for each. I received training tailored to my role, which ensured I had the necessary skills I needed. The training is intense but as a fresh graduate it was familiar territory after just completing my degree. Project management is my passion, however without the PM specific training, it was very hard to acquire a PM related role but VP has invested in providing me with this training and also provided me with a clear open door into this career field. Working for VP has connected me to people just like me, I’ve met many people who work in the bank and are also a part of VP, so it’s been a great experience!

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