What our Graduates say…
Caoimhe McCusker – Analyst
Joining QMPF as a graduate gave me the opportunity to gain hands-on financial experience right from the beginning of my career. Our small size, a friendly team atmosphere and open-plan office meant I was able to work alongside everyone in the QMPF team from day one, from fellow analysts to QMPF’s founding partners.
Since joining QMPF I have finished my CFA studies, developed my financial modelling skills and worked on a wide range of projects across the UK including district heating networks, student accommodation developments, anaerobic digestion plants and healthcare facilities. In addition to offering great opportunities to develop professionally, QMPF is a friendly, supportive and sociable team which makes all the difference. The fact that I get to live in Edinburgh is also a massive bonus!
Hannah Watt, Graduate Analyst
The transition from University to working professionally has felt seamless thanks to the ongoing support and regular training provided by QMPF. This has allowed me to build a strong foundation of financial knowledge which I am expanding further through the CFA programme. I have had the opportunity to help advise on projects such as the fund raising of a £120m private placement for the University of York and the portfolio valuation for an equity investor interested in PFI, NPD and hub assets.
Another positive to QMPF is the social element. We have “Friday beers” every week, alongside monthly socials which have ranged from escape rooms to wine tasting. We also tried samba drumming on our last strategy day (with video evidence soon to be burned!). I also value our continued efforts to celebrate successes within the team, such as passing an exam or closing a project.