TJ Fitzgerald, who attended Elizabeth College and Oxford University, is currently in his third year of the UK government’s flagship civil service fast stream graduate programme.
He is on the finance programme and as part of that is expected to complete a finance qualification – which is where he has also shone.
‘I have worked with three different departments – business, energy and industrial strategy, education and currently health and social care.
‘I am currently working in NHS Financial Strategy and finance lead on the Health and Care Bill going through Parliament,’ said Mr Fitzgerald.
‘As part of the finance fast stream, I am expected to complete a finance qualification. I have been fully self-teaching the ACCA qualification and in December I completed the strategic business leadership exam.
‘I later discovered that I received the global award for achieving the highest mark in the world in this exam.
‘I have now completed almost the whole qualification and will complete this summer.’
After Elizabeth College, Mr Fitzgerald went on to read geography at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, from 2016 to 2019. He joined the UK Civil Service in Westminster the week after his graduation and has since worked on a number of high-profile government policies and budgets.