When I applied for First Derivative 2013, I really had no idea what career I wanted or what my “5 Year Plan” was. I found the job spec for First Derivative’s Options Programme and was intrigued by the variety of projects available and the idea of working for a home-grown company. I spent two years on the programme working in London on large scale regulatory projects as a Business Analyst, I role I had never heard of before joining! Since then, I’ve been a Project Manager, Programme Manager and now a Delivery Lead on an First Derivative managed project. First Derivative has allowed me to grow year on year by continuing to assign me to challenging projects and giving me opportunities to contribute internally to our growing business. There is a team culture here that encourages new ideas, ways of working and always challenges the status quo. First Derivative ensure their consultants are always learning and the training available is extensive; this year I even got to attend First Derivative’s Aspiring Leadership Programme to develop my skills as a Senior Leader. I still don’t have a 5 Year Plan because I know every year with First Derivative will bring development, challenges, and new opportunities!