Hannah joined Triland Metals in 2014 and is now working on the Precious Metals Desk.
What is your background?
I first studied Business and Management specialised in personal and business finance as part of the career academy at the Colchester Institute College. I then went on to the University of Essex to study BSc in Banking & Finance and achieved a (2.1) degree.
What attracted you to working at Triland?
One of my objectives for life after graduating was to start a career in something relevant to my degree. After hearing about Triland metals’ products and services at the graduate fair I knew the company was very relevant for me, having spent a substantial time studying financial derivatives.
The graduate programme at Triland Metals really stood out compared to other programmes, where the programme is rotational and you spend time in each individual department. By the end of the programme you will have a good understanding of how each department operates and a broader knowledge of the company as a whole.
As a graduate trainee joining Triland Metals, I felt the programme is highly valued by the company, where the selection process was very quick and efficient; it took three weeks in total from applying for the role and being offered the job.
Where in the company are you working?
I have been working on the Precious Metals desk since July 2016 and as a trader since April 2017.
What are your main responsibilities?
I assist in the daily operations of the Precious Metals Desk, by looking after our current customers and their trading requirements as well as managing the risks associated.
What are you enjoying most about working for Triland?
Over the course of the nine month programme I was able to work with and spend time with the majority of staff, and got to know everyone on a first name basis relatively quickly. The layout and structure of the office is friendly, where if I have a question I can ask the relevant person very easily. I think this helps the knowledge and efficiency within a company as we can all learn from each other.
What is the most important thing you have learnt since being here?
Since joining in 2015 and still to this day, the most important thing I have learnt is to ask questions. Never assume things, and if you are unsure on something just ask your co-workers, within Triland there is a wealth of knowledge and experienced staff there to be utilised. I have also found it is much easier to ask the question straight away rather than later on down the line when it is expected that you understand.
What are your hopes for your future with Triland?
I hope to continue progressing further into my role and to continue developing new knowledge and skills. I also look forward to assisting in the future growth of the department and contributing to the growth and successes of Triland Metals.
What advice would you give someone thinking of applying to Triland?
Having attended the graduate career fair to assist in finding candidates, my biggest piece of advice would be to research Triland Metals and the LME beforehand for some basic understanding on what we do, and to remember that the first point of contact with Triland should be treated as the very first stage of the selection process. Upon success of getting onto the programme, go in with an open mind with the knowledge you have acquired, and keep an open mind to where you would like to be placed at the end of the programme.