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Meet the Team – Jade Boam

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Introducing another member of our Charities team – we caught up with Senior Manager Jade Boam to find out more about her role at BHP and what she likes to do outside work.

When did you join BHP?

I joined BHP in 2013 after finishing my A levels.

What attracted to you to work for the firm? 

I liked the idea of learning on the job whilst getting a professional qualification. I was also attracted by the CSR activities that BHP get involved in, which I am really passionate about.

What does a typical day at work look like for you? 

As a senior manager in the audit and accounts team, a typical day for me would involve planning and reviewing an audit file, catching up with my clients and being on hand to help train staff through their assignments. A couple of times a month, I head to the pub with my colleagues at lunchtime to catch up outside of the office.

How has BHP helped you in your career so far? 

I have progressed from a trainee to senior manager with the support of my mentor. BHP gave me the experience and study opportunities to gain both my AAT and ACCA qualifications and provided a clear progression path to strive towards.

What are your highlights and key achievements? 

My key achievement to date was being promoted to senior manager last year. A great highlight of my job is watching colleagues that I manage progress through the firm and reach their career targets.

What or who inspires you at work? 

I am thoroughly grateful for the help of Nicola Adams and Claire Hodgkinson for their total support throughout my career at BHP, mentoring me throughout my journey from a school leaver to where I am today. They have become life-long friends inside and outside of work.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about applying for a role at BHP?

Do it! BHP is a great place to work and develop with a lovely bunch of staff to keep you company along the way!

What do you enjoy doing outside of working?

I love socialising with friends and family, which would usually involve going out for food and drinks or going for a walk. I also love both watching and playing football, and I’m the captain of my local women’s football team.

If you could host a celebrity dinner, who would you invite? 

Probably Peter Kay because I find him hilarious, David Attenborough because he is amazing and Beyoncé because, well, she is Beyoncé!

What is your favourite type of cuisine and why? 

Definitely Indian! Anyone who knows me knows I love a good curry – mainly because I love spicy food but because I enjoy cooking them, too.

What type of holiday do you prefer? Beach, active or city break? 

I prefer a beach holiday, relaxing and reading a good book with cocktail in hand.

If you weren’t in your current role, what would be your dream job?

My dream job would probably be to get paid to fly around the world and review fancy hotels and restaurants!