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Read below to learn about how Shivani used her spare time to volunteer as a Gateway Assessor at Citizens Advice Westminster, eventually taking on a full time role as a debt advisor.

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Shivani Kaul graduated with a law degree from London School of Economics, but when she finished her studies, she felt burnt out. She was eager to explore options outside of common corporate law career path. Her first job was as an analyst with a tech start-up in the energy sector. This was a 4-day a week position in Canary Wharf, and so she used her spare time to volunteer with CAW one day a week for six months as a Gateway Assessor. While she enjoyed the challenge of working at the start up and liked the energy sector, Shivani soon realised that the company’s growth would be slow, and that she was missing client-facing work. After 18 months, Shivani took on a new, full-time position that provided an opportunity to help clients develop and manage their businesses. There was more client facetime with this role, but because it was full-time, she had to stop volunteering at CAW. Read More »