Part five of our Graduate Blog Series – Meet Akshay who forms part of our Information Security team! Having joined VoxSmart as an intern as part of his MSc in Network and Information Security from Kingston University Akshay has recently been promoted to his current position. Completing his degree in November of last year, Akshay is an integral part of the VoxSmart team!
See what he has to say below ↓
Name: Akshay Kulkarni
Degree: MSc Network and Information Security
Role: Information Security Analyst (former intern)
Tell us about your role as part of the team at VoxSmart
I joined as InfoSec Intern. I was responsible to aiding Information Security Manager with many components of VoxSmart’s Information security program.
What do you enjoy most about working at VoxSmart?
I love a lot of features including the opportunity to work with highly experienced people in the company and the chance to collaborate, innovate and challenge yourself. The work culture at VoxSmart is incredibly supportive and caring.
What did you find the most challenging on entry into your role?
I started this role as part of my MSc. I had little experience in the financial service industry, and the most challenging part of my role was managing the internship as well as assignments. But with proper planning I was able to manage both and successfully complete my MSc in November 2021.
How has VoxSmart supported your personal development so far?
VoxSmart has always supported me with both my personal and professional development. I have had access to great training and feedback from my team throughout my time here. Also, we have regular 1-2-1 discussions with senior members of staff, and I feel confident to express my ideas in those sessions which is great to be able to say.
Why did you choose to start your career with VoxSmart and what would be your advice to someone considering applying for a role?
I chose VoxSmart because it is growing company – I think placing no.31 in The Sunday Times 100 fastest-growing companies is testament to that! What’s more I saw great potential for personal and professional growth within a company that supports it employees to learn and keep discovering. My advice would be to be curious – never stop learning and always look for better ways of doing things.
What do most look forward to as part of the role?
The most rewarding part of the job is constant learning, experimenting and implementation of innovative technology and strategies. Keeping yourself up-to-date is the key.
What is lifelike at VoxSmart?
The company really invests and believes in its employee’s well-being. The Senior Management is very approachable and focused on the companies’ visions and values. It’s definitely an exciting company to be a part of. VoxSmart is a family, it’s incredible what they have done to create the most extraordinary working environment.
Sum up your experience so far in three words.
Flexible, Collaborative, Resilient
At VoxSmart we seek to nurture talent from within the company, helping graduates to learn and develop into their roles with the help of leading industry professionals. Grow with us!
VoxSmart are always looking for new talent to join our team, taking our vision to the next level. Please reach out to our People team (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your CV should you feel yourself a good fit!
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