Kiran from the Electronic Discovery team in Forensic Technology shares her experience below.
I work in Forensic Technology and have been part of the Electronic Discovery team for 3 years, for the past year and a half I have been working on a project based in Lugano, Switzerland. The project has been set up such that a team of us rotate and we each spend 2 weeks at a time on site in Lugano. This means that I spend 2 weeks overseas and then I return to London for a month before travelling again.
We have a few projects in Forensic Technology that are based overseas but the great thing about this project is you can maintain a presence in London whilst also getting to travel. Being so close to Italy the project attracts colleagues from the Italian firm as well as the Swiss firm so it is a great opportunity to work with new colleagues and learn about the way they work.
Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland in the Italian speaking region. It is the 9th largest city in Switzerland that attracts many visitors including numerous celebrities! It is the third financial centre of Switzerland with trade, tourism and finance being the main strengths of the local economy.
Lugano is a beautiful place its Italian influence is immediately noticeable so after a day in the office there is plenty of choice for dinner, the hardest part is deciding where to go! From pasta to pizza the food is cooked fresh and is authentically Italian, I have yet to be disappointed.
The other great part about working in Lugano has to be the weather. The summers are long and very warm which often makes a welcome change to the great British weather. I really enjoy being able to walk along the lake to work in the mornings and find it is also a great way to unwind after a long day.
During my time on the project I have been able to see Lugano during all seasons and can say it is just as beautiful during the winter with the snow on the mountains, you just have to keep an eye on the flights!
Another bonus of working on an overseas project is the opportunity for travel. This project in particular offers a great alternative flight policy so if you don't fancy flying back to London you can exchange it for travel to another European destination. Milan is on the doorstep only a short train journey away and has made for some wonderful weekend breaks.
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