Life @ Marex

Laura Philps

Laura describes her experience of life as a graduate at Marex.


Tell us a bit about your background:
I graduated from Loughborough University in 2020, where I studied International Business. This included a placement year in the Planning and Supply team at Volkswagen Group. After university, I joined Marex on a fixed term internship in the Financial Crime Team and later in 2020 joined the Internal Audit Team on a three-year graduate programme. This included working towards the ICAEW ACA Qualification, the CISI Capital Markets Programme Qualification and the ICAEW Data Analytics Qualification.

Describe a typical day in your role:
Each day is different within internal audit, depending on the type of audits I am working on and the phase the audits are in. Typically, this can include walkthroughs with the business to map out key risk and control areas and analysing / validating audit evidence. Later phases of the audit cycle include collating and discussing findings with management, and eventually writing any findings into reports. Ad-hoc tasks can include tracking audit actions to completion and creating management information on audit actions and audit completion status.

Evenings for the three-year graduate programme would typically be spent studying towards the ICAEW ACA qualification.

What is your favourite thing about your role?
The opportunity to meet new people from across the business and office locations.