Fraser Ritchie

Finance Analyst

  • BSc Economics & Finance
  • Reading, University of
  • Placement Year (10 Months+)
  • Travelport

What was the application process like?

I liked the process. It didn’t incorporate too many stages and I felt like I had the opportunity to display all my abilities. I liked the setup of the assessment centre and the opportunity to learn more about Travelport from the current interns/managers.

What advice would you give to students applying for your role?

Be open and ready to learn. Take on tasks which will challenge you, remember there are always people around to help. Also remember that you will not know everything at first and you will make mistakes.

How much responsibility do you have?

I like the amount of responsibility I have. There are a number of reports that I own and am responsible for completing each month. I also own a SOX control for the close call process.

What do you most enjoy about your role?

The work I do and the responsibility I get. I feel like I add value to my team. In addition, I really enjoy working with my team, they’re great!

What has been your biggest challenge?

Year end and preparing for the new year, included fixing reports from Cognos systems and ensuring the excel files are working properly, whilst undergoing normal year end reporting. Yes, a challenge but at the same time one of my highlights of the year!

How has this experience exceeded your expectations?

I have loved every moment of my experience at Travelport. It has definitely surpassed my expectations and I have gained everything I wanted from this experience and then some!

What activities are there outside of work?

The occasional team events and lunches. There is also social club. In addition, we as an intern group organise after-work and weekend activities.

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