It was 2009 and Jurgita Zimmermann was bored.
A couple of years earlier, the young Lithuanian banker had invested a lot of her time and commitment to becoming a certified currency dealer. Yet, she was now in a completely different job that required a lot of paperwork, and she did not like it at all. However, an ambitious plan was taking shape in her head: She wanted to become a currency trader with her own money!I applied, got a job, but had no idea what to expect
It was then Jurgita read that a bank she almost knew nothing about was opening a Shared Services Centre in Lithuania. The job ad did not say much, just that a wide variety of skills were being sought: account management, trade finance, currency trading, payments, etc.
“The ad appealed to me, because it emphasised diversity and multidisciplinary assignments. A broad range of competencies was required, and I didn’t want to be stuck in one narrow area. There were opportunities to grow, to be part of building a company,” she says.
The bank was Danske Bank.
“I applied, got a job, but had no idea what to expect!”