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Kirsty McIntosh

Kirsty McIntosh

Intern - Trainee Marketing Assistant

​Kirsty is a Trainee Marketing Assistant at Rutherford. While studying English Literature in Edinburgh, she gained experience in content marketing and social media handling in a gallery, whilst also working part-time in the hospitality sector. She had articles published regularly in student-led magazines, and has experience in copyediting. After graduating, she decided marketing was the career path for her, driven by a desire to learn how to grow a company through creative marketing strategies and excellent copy.

Kirsty will be working alongside the Marketing Manager to build and implement marketing initiatives aligned with the business’ core objective of sourcing top executive candidates in the compliance, financial crime, legal and cyber security sectors within financial and professional services.


What motivates you in life and at work?

I thrive when given the opportunity to learn, not only to better myself, but to bring success to my peers and colleagues. I’m motivated by the chance to gain new perspectives and experiences, in both a professional and personal context. I believe learning is the key to open-mindedness, creativity and growth.


What is the most important thing for people to know about you?

I enjoy being challenged; I feel a great sense of accomplishment when through a combination of organisation and ingenuity I complete a task that I may have initially struggled with. This usually involves a lot of research behind the scenes, but I take pleasure in being able to fully grasp a subject and discuss it with confidence.


What do you want to accomplish at work?

I would like to gain experience and knowledge when it comes to marketing, in particular how to drive and increase traffic towards a company. I hope to accomplish the means to create clever and approachable marketing strategies that feed business growth and client loyalty; keeping the essential principles of the company central. As such, while at Rutherford I aspire to nurture great professional relationships and maintain a collaborative work ethic.

How would your friends and colleagues describe you?

They would probably say I am down to earth, creative and adaptable; I enjoy change and diversity in life.


What is the most unexpected thing you have done in your life?

I lived and worked on a remote peninsula located in the Northern Highlands, Scotland. I filled my three-month sojourn in Knoydart climbing Munro’s, wild swimming, and sleeping in dilapidated bothies.