How do I get a career in Finance?

Thursday  11 April  2019  9:30 AM    Thursday  11 April  2019 4:00 PM
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Last update 12/04/2019

When?                               Thursday 11th  April 2019

Where?                              Lloyds Bank, London


Are you interested in a career in the financial sector?

Hosted by Lloyds Bank, students who attend this event get the chance to explore the world of ‘the city’ and financial careers using exciting hands-on activities and business games; including trading, corporate banking, investment and insurance sectors. Students also have the opportunity to chat to professionals about all aspects of starting a career in finance and learn about the different study routes from degree apprneutceship to graduate programmes.

What happens at the event?

  • Hear short talks from industry experts to learn about their experiences in the financial sector
  • Network with professionals from a  range of financial areas to gain advice and information
  • Hear from University Professors what you would cover on a Finance degree
  • Take part in the ‘Trading Game’ activity that will help you build employability skills that the industry needs
  • Speak with recent graduates and apprentices from a rnage of financial companies to hear about their career journeys and how to gain work experience  


How can this day help you?

  • Learn about different industries  such as banking, insurance, pensions and actuarial, risk, accountancy and more
  • Get to grips with the various undergraduate courses and higher apprenticeships on offer to understand the differences
  • Learn which industries are in demand and opportunities for work experience
  • Start to build the skills and qualities universities and employers look for  
  • Provide evidence on your personal statement and CV that you have researched and are committed to your career

Agenda (*subject to change)



09.15 – 10.00                Arrival and registration 


10.00 – 10.10                Welcome & warm up

10.10 – 10.40                Introduction to the world of Finance


10.40 – 11.10                What is “The City”?


11.10 – 11.25                Comfort Break

11.25 – 13.00                Meet the Professionals – A speed networking opportunity                           

                                   - Bank of England

                                   - Lloyds Bank Graduates and Apprentices

                                   - Barclays

                                   - EY

                                   -Representative from PwC


13.00 – 13.55                Lunch


13.55 – 15.25                The Trading Game (Engage CSR)

 A fast paced trading game to test your team work, time management, listening and numeracy skills .

15.25 – 15.30                Summary, Prizes and conclusions


15.30 – 15.45                Depart



What students said last year

"I very much enjoyed my time today. It has now opened up a new avenue in what I want to do for the future." (Year 12 student)

"I loved this event because it showed me what it would be like to work in the city and I met a great range of speakers from the financial industry" (Year 11 student)



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