WHAT IT'S LIKE TO JOIN ASTEROS ADVISORS
WHAT IS THE INITIAL EXPERIENCE LIKE WHEN YOU JOIN ASTEROS?
The Asteros team boast a cohesive and inclusive work environment from the get-go. As you are a member in a smaller team it offers various benefits that would not be expected at a larger firm. An example of this is how you have the opportunity to shadow the directors of the business that have 20-30 years of experience at top level firms within this industry. Which helps you acclimatise to the working conditions and learn practically on the job. Moreover, you are provided with extensive background knowledge of the current projects the team are undertaking so you don’t feel left out of any initial discussions.
HOW IS THE WORK CULTURE AT ASTEROS?
The work culture at Asteros is one that is fun and relaxed yet productive and focussed on the end product. There are weekly team meetings which will set out your responsibilities and expectations for the week ahead and the team is completely transparent around that. Due to the smaller nature of the team, they are very centred around teamwork principles and each member has a part to play yet they are supported by everyone. In addition, if you have a particular interest or intrigue into a specific part of the role you will be supported in exploring that further by the business.
WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS FOR WORKING AT ASTEROS?
There are many key benefits to working at Asteros. One of which is being trained by and working directly with directors of the business that have 20-30 years as industry leading experts working at top firms. As a result of this you receive top quality advice and training throughout your time at Asteros, that you would not find at many other firms. Secondly, due to the nature of the work you are constantly working with other industry leading professionals within the fund which is great for networking and furthering your own skills and understanding. Lastly, we are proud to say that our employees have confirmed that they have a strong work life balance at Asteros which especially aids their exam process with regards to the ACA qualifications as they are given and allowed adequate time to prepare for the examinations.
HOW HAVE YOU PROGRESSED THROUGHOUT THE BUSINESS?
As you progress and develop through the business you are given more independence and opportunities to engage in your own projects and interests within the scope of the business. Moreover, it is evident throughout your journey at Asteros the progression from shadowing and being delegated tasks to contributing heavily to calls which can’t necessarily be as clearly seen in larger corporations. From when you begin progression, if you are comfortable, will come fast and quickly you will see you have the availability and are encouraged to contribute to discussions. Towards the end of their programme experienced graduates can involve themselves in all aspects of the business such as the identification of the projects and even assisting in the bidding process. Additionally, due to it being a small team this feeling of being involved in all aspects of the business is emphasised on many levels.