I am 25 and I have freshly started to work in a risk management department of a bank in December 2014. In the beginning it was very stressful, because I worked in an IT project(I studied computer science in colleague). I am quite keen on the IT side and therefore they heavily used me in the beginning, because my strength is there.
However, I want to get much deeper in the daily work also my colleagues do, risk analysis. My colleagues “daily work” is definitely different from day to day, because our analysis depends on economic developments.
The thing that bothers me the most is, that I do not have much do to(since the last two weeks!!!). I would like to contribute much more to the team, than I do now. At the moment, I am just supporting one of the senior colleagues sometimes and my second task is to help business wise in the IT project, if there is something difficult to do. That is not much work atm.
I am constantly asking the senior colleague if there is something I could help him with, but he is always on the move and I think he does not want to bother with a junior, whom he has to explain some things in the beginning.
Furthermore, I am the only junior atm in my department and so I think the other colleagues do not care much about me and what I do.
I really want to get more into the field of risk management! I love to work hard and have shown in my department (during the heights of the IT project) that this is not a big issue for me. At my age “working means learning a lot” for me. The best thing would be if I could have a small piece in a risk management project.
What should I do? How should I approach my boss about that?(I do not want that he thinks that I am not independent) Should I talk to my boss about that?
I appreciate your answer!