Gemma Cook, our Head of Human Resources who joined from Goldman Sachs also added the following perspective:
2018 was an extraordinary year having our very first formal internship program available hiring 16 interns into the firm for an 8 week program. Our interns had first hand opportunities to work on insightful projects, experience other departments and integrate themselves into the business through a charity project. The business valued having our interns around and is excited to welcome the next cohort into the firm for Summer 2019.
There have been many innovative projects and initiatives over the last 24 months here at Numis and I am personally very pleased to see the level of engagement in collaborative projects across the floor. We continue to focus on personal resilience and wellbeing and onsite clinics are now run every week including hysiotherapy treatment, massage, nutrition advice and much more. We also have bi-weekly Yoga or Pilates onsite in our auditorium, as well as a speaker series including prominent individuals from industry and sport talking to Numis employees about their personal journeys, advise on building a resilient career, sustaining inclusive teams, as well as leadership in times of change (amongst other topics). The relaunch of our benefits offerings, giving employee’s access to over 18 different choices to select for their personalised package, as well as launching an online platform for benefits selection, has really enhanced the employee experience and we look to add to our current offering.