What do you love most about working here?
If I have to mention one thing I fell in love at first sight was the diversity and inclusion atmosphere which is visible and not just a slogan. The British Council reflects their values in the wide range and variety of people who work in the organisation. It is heart-warming to be part of an experience like this.
Why would you recommend other people to join this organisation?
Because the organisation provides the perfect balance between solidarity values, teamwork capacity and strategic vision for business.
What do you think is our company's biggest strength that we should be focusing on?
The biggest strength might be the cross-cultural approach to show the rest of the world what British Culture is, what career and academic opportunities are available overseas, and most importantly, it helps tighten up the bond between societies that have been distant due to geographical or historical reasons.
What three words would you use to describe our culture?
Fellowship, planning and efficiency.
What impact has the British Council had in your career?
I’m currently a student of Social Work in the University of Buenos Aires, and working for the British Council I had the chance to interact in programmes such as “Spanish for refugees” which supports citizens from Syria. The complexity of this situation had a major impact on my perspective on how to approach a sensitive background and helped me to understand the importance of diplomacy and positive international relations.
What motivates you to go above and beyond at work?
The objective of acquiring new skills to be a better human being is my guiding light. At work, we spend a lot of time, and our colleagues are a new family for all of us, and we might actually interact with them more than with our relatives or friends. That is why it is so important to be in a healthy and encouraging workplace, as the British Council is. It the perfect scenario to learn, acknowledge and grow, at many levels.