Isabella joined Gungho in December 2018. In a short time, her hard work and efforts were recognised and via a series of promotions, Bella took the step up to Operations Director in 2021.
What made you want to apply for the position of Business Discovery Agent at Gungho?
The fact that Gungho was different. I hadn’t seen any jobs like this before and I knew that Gungho were accepting individuals that didn’t have any experience in this area, and because the only experience I really had was in catering and bar work, this really appealed to me. I thought it would be a great opportunity to specialise in something and learn something new. Compliance and Fraud really interested me anyway, so it was a great opportunity to get stuck in to work for a global company in the local area.
What were the first few months like working at Gungho?
The first couple of months were quite intense from a training perspective, but I felt like I had a lot of 1-2-1 support from my team leader. Since then, the company has grown and adapted, and we now have our own Learning and Development team who are always on hand to help. Obviously, there was a lot of learning involved about RegTech: the industry, the messaging, and industry acronyms, and then working out how to navigate my way through a good phone conversation. I had a 4-month probationary period during which I was really well supported; colleagues were always on hand to answer any questions that I had and knowing that everyone else had started in the same position was reassuring.
What would you say to someone thinking about applying for a job at Gungho?
I would say apply, for sure! Come for an interview, have the experience and see what we are about as you may be surprised. We are an amazing company to work for with regards to our culture; there really is a family dynamic. Everyone is very close, and as the company is growing, there is a real opportunity to have your thoughts and ideas heard, and put into action. I think it is important that you can work for a company that values your thoughts and ideas.
No matter what your background or experience, I am sure we will have something that appeals to you.
People might believe that you have to be in a city to work for a global company, has the location of Gungho limited your opportunities at all?
No, I don’t think it has limited my opportunities. I love Poundbury and Dorset. I have an amazing work-life balance and it is nice to not have to commute so far. It is an amazing company that is growing quickly and there are so many opportunities for promotion and personal progression.