Nathalia Castillo / English, Exams and Schools Coordinator, Peru

What's been the most important thing you've learnt as a result of working with the British Council?

These (almost) two years in the British Council have taught me the true power of teamwork. Our small team is so strong and capable of executing and achieving great results. We are always helping each other with some small task, at a big event or just looking for solutions together. But I have also experienced this throughout the region, I have always found support and great openness in all the people of all the countries with whom I have interacted. Teamwork is definitely the secret of our success.

What skill have you developed or learnt working here?

It has boosted my ability to manage time, without this I could not cope with the day to day that is always full of challenges,  the positive ones. I must also say that I have enjoyed every minute as a Child Protection focal point, it has allowed me to learn in depth about our policy, refining my judgment and decision-making skills that are necessary for everything that implies prevention and ability to react to any unexpected event when executing programs and projects.

How would you describe the people you work with?

We are a super powerful team. Our values and passion for what we do bring us together and at the same time each one contributes to the operation from its uniqueness.

What other area or business unit would you like to explore within the organisation?

I have become very fond of finance, thanks to all my colleagues. I would like to learn more about this area and the magic of numbers.

What do you think the British Council could/should do more of?

We must continue to innovate, it is a constant task that will give life to new and better programs that adapt to new trends, needs and challenges of our society. We all play a key role in this through our creativity, skills and commitment.

What would you like to say to anyone interested in working with the British Council?

The British Council will not only enrich your professional experience; it will transform your life for real. Working here will touch you in so many ways that you will feel challenged to generate a positive and long-lasting impact on everything you undertake. It is an organization for those who embrace opportunities and decide to transform the world.