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Martin Sigsworth, our Senior Employment Manager, sat down for an insightful chat with Jenny Colvin to discuss the world of banking and uncover what a career in this industry is really like.
Jenny, an Associate Director at Standard Chartered, shared her unique career journey within the banking sector. She touched on the challenges she faced, including dealing with redundancy, taking a break to raise her son, and navigating working and caring for her child during lockdown.
Watch the webinar recording below.
About Jenny Colvin
Jenny’s career initially started in science studying biochemistry at university and working within a hospital’s Endocrinology Department.
A complete career change followed where she joined PwC within the assurance function, auditing clients in a variety of industries. She completed her training to become a Chartered Accountant and transferred to the PwC’s Forensic Services working on fraud-related investigations that included banking, media and government.
Jenny joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2016 and worked on regulatory investigations reviewing cases of possible misconduct. Currently, her role is within Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance Assurance.
About Martin Sigsworth
Blind since the age of 11, Martin has worked for TPT’s employment team for the last five years helping blind and partially sighted people achieve their career goals. Before joining TPT he worked in television for channel 4, IMG media and MTV Europe. He also spent time working in the recruitment industry and has seen first-hand how competitive the labour market is. He knows what makes a good and bad candidate for recruiters and what can give people the competitive edge when applying for roles.
About Standard Chartered in United Kingdom
Standard Chartered has supported Thomas Pocklington Trust through staff volunteering for nearly a decade. It has a history of over 160 years in the UK, having opened its UK office in 1853, and is one of the UK’s largest banks. It is a FTSE100 company listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1969.
It strives to be a positive employer for anyone affected by disability and has dedicated global employee networks to connect and support colleagues, including those who are impacted by disability.