CASE STUDY – TRAINEE
Name: Blanche Mama
Education/Training: French Degree in Finance, ACCA Part Qualified
Previous Employment: BNP Paribas Lease Group, France Overview
Although I did get a couple of interviews in the City, at one of the BIG 4 firms, it wasn’t a big success because I did not have practical experience in UK. I had very good experience working in BNP Paribas Lease Group in France in the finance department, but it was not enough. I sent my CV out to different firms looking for work experience, unfortunately, nobody gave me that opportunity to be trained until I found out about the existence of Moracle Foundation.
What did you expect?
After 2 years of looking to gain experience somewhere, I was just hoping for someone to offer me at least 2 days per week to do some bookkeeping work. I wanted a bit of reassurance that I got the capacity and capability to perform the finance work. I needed a confidence boost.
How did Moracle Foundation help you?
I started at Moracle Foundation in 2010 and I was trained by Sabrina Richard and Abigail Kabir. Few months later, I moved to Moracle Limited “the audit firm” as a trainee accountant. The transition was a consequence of my performance at the Foundation. It was there that I gained confidence in dealing with clients and developed my accounting knowledge further. At Moracle Limited, I started with a portfolio of one client, then had two, and so on. In 2011, I signed my first contract as a full time staff member of Moracle Limited. In 2013, I was promoted to the Head of Accounts department. My confidence and abilities still continue to grow and I am looking forward to progressing my career.
What, in your opinion, is the most valuable part of the process?
The fact that I was able to get support from experienced people, who believed each trainee can find their place in our society and an appropriate job – as long as you stay positive, keep working hard and put the knowledge acquired at the Foundation to practice.
”Moracle Foundation, thank you very much to for all the support. I have already recommended Moracle Foundation to two of my friends and you found placements for both of them. Thanks to Moracle Foundation - all of us are working full time and this makes me very happy.„