"Mizuho invests heavily in its people, culture and ethos and this shines through the organisation.
"There is an enduring commitment to individual growth and development and I have had the benefit of support and training across financial products, effective mentoring, and individual coaching sessions, all of which have enabled me to extend myself and perform to the best of my abilities.
"There is great visibility and potential for increased responsibility within teams. In the eight months since I have joined, I have had the opportunity to present to ExCo twice, the second of which was a solo presentation to the committee. Mizuho demonstrating that level of confidence and belief in my abilities so early on in my time at the organisation, and that too after returning from a career break, is hugely encouraging and inspires me to be my best."