What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
A good thing about my job is that I get to go out to clients premises and meet them. From this, I can see what the business does which is more interesting to see in person than to read about.
Another good thing is that I get to meet a lot of different people in the workplace. I work jointly with senior members of staff and trainees like me. It allows us to develop and use the senior member's experience/knowledge to teach us what we need to do.
A bad thing about my job is that we don't get the opportunity to meet all the members of our department. As an audit department, it is hard to get everyone together if lots of people are constantly in and out of the office.
Another bad thing is that there is a lot of work that low-level staff cannot do, so at times we have no work to do. This isn't often, however you do get the basic jobs (e.g. scanning, printing, filing).
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £13,000 - £15,000
Current salary: £13,000 - £15,000
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
I would say the most important thing is to make sure that if you are sending in a CV, make sure that it isn't too long. I would say that a CV is too long if it is more than 2 sides of A4 paper - keep it brief and then you can expand on it during your interview!
Another piece of advice I would give is, even if you have missed the deadline or there are no jobs advertised, to send in your CV (and a covering letter) anyway. This means that you may be considered for an internally advertised role. At least if you do this then the company has your details so can contact you about any future opportunities.
Do you have any interview tips?
Make lots of eye contact with the interviewers and speak clearly. This makes it less awkward as they don't have to ask you to repeat answers and they can see if you are genuine.
Another piece of advice I would give is to research the company, the role and your interviews so you know a little bit about them. Often, interviewers have asked me what I know regarding these, this just shows you haven't randomly applied and it implies that you know your stuff.
Accounts Assistant, Medical at Larking Gowen