Employee Stories

Sophie Hopkins - Connections

  • London

I joined Third Bridge in November 2021 as an Associate in the European Consulting department. When looking for my first role since graduating I was really clear what I wanted from an organisation; a multinational based in London which offered lots of opportunities to progress and grow my career. Third Bridge ticked those important boxes. I’m a real people person so I also wanted a role where I could talk to customers frequently and leverage my language skills. Finally and most importantly I wanted autonomy and a clear progression path.

When I volunteered to write this blog, I was excited to share my experiences.

I was nervous on the first day, but was made to feel at ease by the warm welcome I received – every single person I met was so lovely and friendly including the other people that I started with.  The office is modern and really comfortable to work from with the usual Covid measures to put your mind at ease.

What surprised me most was just how much businesses like the one I joined care about the environment. For example my company has an active sustainability committee, and we do a million little things like choose the right milk and use biodegradable cutlery.  Also the buffet given to us on our first day was all vegetarian. Third Bridge clearly puts a lot of thought and effort into being more climate conscious.

I’m really looking forward to developing my career here and if I was to give anyone advice if they are thinking of applying or joining us; do your research on Expert Networks and Third Bridge – it’s important to understand what we do and how we do it.  It sounds strange but enjoy the interview process and bring your whole self to it – it’s a chance for you to understand the kind of work you will be doing and more importantly a chance to meet the people you will be working with.  I’ve not looked back since joining!