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LAVA series: Working at a challenger boutique – benefiting from more tailored career development

From enjoying the freedom to go after deals you want to work on to having greater influence to shape your organisation, our latest blog series has been exploring the benefits of working for a boutique firm on the M&A scene.

With backgrounds in large corporates, our team has been providing weekly observations of their LAVA career so far to shine a light on what it’s like working for an independent firm.

Following on from Hamish’s exploration of how working at a challenger boutique allows you to make meaningful changes to your company’s culture, Associate Millie Counsell discusses the subject of training and development for both career and personal progression.

“Benefiting from more tailored personal and career development” Millie Counsell, Associate

For me, the beauty of working for a challenger boutique is the ability to have open and honest conversations about what professional and sometimes personal development is needed.

Starting with a clean slate allows the team to evaluate what training may actually be required, rather than just spending time on unnecessary courses as a tick-box exercise.

By carefully selecting our internal training options, there is also a dedication to getting the most out of the experience.

Part of building a team with a broad skill set is the ability to share these skills internally, recognising that not all training needs to be formal or externally provided. This has led to brilliant ongoing development for all members of the team at LAVA.


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