My job is incredibly varied and I was given responsibility right from the start. That’s what makes working for ABN AMRO exciting every day.
As part of my Master’s Programme in Business Administration at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), I was a marketing intern at Unilever. As I still wanted to check out the financial sector, I took part in ABN AMRO’s Business Course. Grey suits, boring people and lots of hierarchy? My preconceptions vanished into thin air. After an orientation period, I chose Private Banking, where I started as a Trainee in November 2013.
Do ten months count as a career? It certainly feels that way. I have already visited private banks in Germany and France and have worked in several different departments within ABN AMRO MeesPierson as well as outside the bank. I am currently focusing on connecting wealthy customers with entrepreneurs in need of funding. All of the training courses I take and the feedback I get helps me to develop continuously.
I am a very active person and I love spontaneous outings: sailing with friends, cycling, hiking, dining and going away for weekend breaks! Even during my holidays I tend to be active, and I like skiing and water-skiing. But I also enjoy city trips; New York and Barcelona are my favourite cities.
Monday started with a team meeting, after which I dealt with all my mail. On Tuesday I attended a course for my personal development. Wednesday afternoon I went to a conference with international colleagues and then on to the Dutch central bank (DNB) for the event ‘DNB meets ABN AMRO’. And on Thursday it was a trip to Papendal for the leadership days, where I gave a helping hand. Plenty of variation, wouldn’t you say?