What is your role at Brunsdon Financial?
I’m a trainee mortgage administrator.
How did you come to your role?
I heard about the position from a friend in the company after mentioning I’d gone as far as I could have in my previous role and that I needed a change.
I didn’t know what to expect when joining the mortgage sector but I feel very grateful to have gotten the role with B Mortgage Services.
What do you like most about your role?
The opportunity to increase my own personal understanding of mortgages and the schemes offered to help people get onto the property ladder.
In a few years I hope to buy my first property armed with a little more information than I would have had before joining the company.
If you could wave a magic wand to achieve anything you wanted at work, what would it be?
A fast-track to mortgage adviser perhaps? I always want to get everywhere as fast as I can!
What experience/s have you had which have helped you in your career to date?
Being surrounded by so many people in different roles has helped to broaden my horizons.
It sounds simple but just having insightful conversations with people who are experts in their fields opens your mind so much; I’ve had the benefit of working with barristers, secretaries, accountants, solicitors, brokers and more, and each have provided something for me to take away and apply to my own work.
What are you hoping to learn/expand on in your role over the next six months?
The more involved I can get on the adviser side of the process the better. I love to get involved in as much detail beyond my role as possible.
Who are your role models?
My mum is a huge inspiration to me. She has given me the confidence to assert myself as a young woman and never be afraid to speak out. Everything she has taught me has served me well and will for years to come.
I also have some inspiring friends who are great career women that I go to for motivation and can speak honestly with.
Can you tell us an interesting fact about you?
When I was about 13, I was riding on my pony and he slipped after getting spooked by something. I fell underneath him and as he got back up he stood on my face. Any closer to my left eye and I probably wouldn’t have had one to see out of anymore. The scar is quite small now but it used to look like a crescent moon.
Outside of work, what do you like to do?
My weekends and days off are normally dedicated to my horse. I bought him whilst I was on furlough in June 2020. He’s a 7-year-old Irish breed called Shian. He is a very talented horse and I feel lucky to have him.
How would you like to be remembered, a) by your friends and family and b) by your Brunsdon Financial colleagues and clients?
A) As someone they can rely on when needed and a person dedicated to what they love.
B) As a reliable colleague always looking to keep a positive attitude in the office.