With 25 years of experience in the payments industry, Sonya joins Conferma Pay from her previous role as Senior Vice President UK & Ireland and
Q. What made you apply for the Conferma Pay graduate scheme?
Having finished my MSc in Management from the University of Leeds, I wanted to gain experience in a corporate environment, specifically within the payments industry.
I did my research and discovered that Conferma Pay is at the centre of it all with an impressive payments ecosystem that linked major banks, schemes and travel management companies together.
I researched previous graduates on LinkedIn and could see that they greatly benefitted from the scheme, so it made sense to apply.
Q. How did you find the onboarding process?
I’d never stepped foot in a corporate office before, so I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised.
The Conferma Pay offices are impressive and everyone is very welcoming. I was put through the same onboarding process as every other employee, learning about the company and products we provide, as well as extensive security training.
From the people in HR to the training and security teams, everyone made me feel like part of the team straight away.
Q. What have you been up to so far?
My first rotation has been with the product team, and it’s been great so far.
I’ve been learning about the technical aspects of our products which means I get to sit on calls with the developers who work on the technology we create.
It’s been great to have behind the scenes insight to better understand how everything works whilst engaging with different people daily.
Q. What are your plans for the rest of your placement?
My next rotation is with the banking team, so I’ll gain a greater understanding of the rapport we have with major banks across the world. This is something I’m really looking forward to.
After that I hope to have some involvement within the marketing team, which is something I’ve never really considered, although from what I’ve seen so far it looks like something I could lend my creativity to.
Q. What would you say to someone thinking about applying for the Conferma Pay graduate scheme?
I couldn’t recommend it enough.
The people at Conferma Pay have really made the experience for me, dedicating a lot of time and attention to me as a graduate, and as I learn so much from different departments across the business – it’s an invaluable experience.
Interested in the Conferma Pay Gradutate Scheme? APPLY HERE.
About Conferma Pay
Conferma Pay is a global financial technology company. We design and integrate virtual payment systems that provides a more efficient, seamless and secure way to pay for for businesses.
Travel Meets Payment
Conferma Pay was born in Manchester in 2005. Since then we have connected over 700 TMCs, and directly integrate with all the major GDSs and OBTs. Our roots lie in corporate travel payment integration.
We enable our payment providers to flow virtual cards into the preferred purchasing process of any business travel buyer. Crucial to this is our network of banking partners, who have issued virtual cards in over 200 countries, in 40 currencies with over 45 commercial banking partners via all major card networks.
Our ecosystem continues to expand to meet the growing requirements of our global customer base.