Investing in your future: Our graduates’ views

Thinking of applying for the Davy Graduate Programme 2020? Read about the experiences of some of the graduates from previous years.

 

Áine NicSuibhne, Information SystemsÁine NicSuilbhne

“I like the dynamicity and fast pace of the work environment as you are guaranteed to gain more experience and knowledge each day. ”

I work as a business analyst in the Information Systems department. In my role I regularly meet with business users, senior employees and heads of departments to define solutions, workflows and process improvements to ensure business goals and objectives are met. I then liaise with members of the IS team and external vendors to manage the delivery of these requirements.

I like the dynamicity and fast pace of the work environment as you are guaranteed to gain more experience and knowledge each day. Since joining Davy, I have worked on several projects that have enhanced functionality and improved business efficiency and productivity.

Yvonne Clinton, Davy Private ClientsYvonne Clinton

“Since starting on the team, I have been given a great deal of responsibility in my role.”

My first year in the Davy Graduate Programme was a fantastic learning experience. For one of my rotations I was assigned to the Portfolio Construction team, which centrally manages discretionary accounts within Private Clients. During my time with this team, I took on the responsibility of ensuring that client experience was always in line with model performance, through monitoring and adjusting asset allocation.

Davy is very supportive of further education. During my time on the graduate programme, I successfully passed my CFA Level 1 exams.

Jack O'Halloran, Davy ResearchJack O'Halloran

“The coaching and mentoring I received from each of my managers was excellent, and they are genuinely interested in your development and progression.”

My rotations within Davy have given me the brilliant opportunity to see four different parts of the business. I began on the Global Investment Selection team, looking at alternative investments, specifically at private equity fund manager selection. I then joined a fund within Davy Asset Management for my next rotation which focuses on small-cap global equities. Following that I spent time in Davy Private Clients before my final rotation in Davy Research, where I joined a sector team focusing on financials. This broad exposure to various areas of finance has given me a great base from which to start my career in the industry.

The coaching and mentoring I received from each of my managers was excellent, and they are genuinely interested in your development and progression.