The City Course 2014
For a unique, insider's perspective on a career in the City, come on our long-running and successful City Course. During the course you will visit prominent City employers and institutions. You will participate in employer-led business games and listen to presentations and graduate panels about the range of City careers.
At each employer visit you will get the opportunity to meet and network with recent graduates working within the firm, representatives from the graduate recruitment teams and sometimes more senior employees. You'll start early, work hard, and come away with a detailed understanding of how the City works.
The programme covers investment banking, management consultancy, accountancy, commercial law and risk management.
Organisations that took part last year included:
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
- Slaughter and May
- Standard Chartered
- Bank of England
Please note: Applications are due in before the summer vacation even though the event is in September. Due to the high volume of applications received for this course, we are unable to acknowledge receipt.
An example of a typical day:
Morning: Visit the Financial Conduct Authority in Canary Wharf where you will get the chance to take part in a business game, listen to a panel of graduates talk about their experiences working in the City and network with current FSA employees over lunch.
Afternoon: Visit Accenture's offices. Listen to a presentation by Accenture employees about what is involved in Management Consultancy followed by a business simulation game in smaller groups.
Comments from previous students on the course: "I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I made a lot of friends, developed my skills and got a great insight into a wide variety of careers." "The course has helped cement decisions on the areas I may want to go in to." "Extremely informative. It's opened my eyes to different companies and industries I haven't considered before."
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All venues used during the event will have full wheelchair access. If you require any special assistance (including induction loops or large print materials) please let us know in advance and we will do our utmost to facilitate your access to this event. Contact us at email@example.com or on 020 7863 6042 to discuss arrangements.
Application is by CV and Covering letter.
Please send your CV and Covering Letter along with an equal opportunities form (download a copy) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Friday 20 June 2014. Please use "City Course Application" as the subject.
Application Advice: Your application should cover the following common competencies required for a career in the finance sector:
- the ability to work well in a diverse team
- effective communication skills
- strong numeracy and analytical skills
- commitment and drive to excel
- a creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
- excellent organisational and time management skills
- the ability to lead and positively influence others
It should also include the following information:
- The name of the university you are currently studying at
- The subject and title of your course
- The year you will graduate
- Email address and telephone number
£96 - bursaries available worth 50% of the fees available for students currently in receipt of hardship funding.
Details will be sent out on request to those who are successful in their application for the course.
You will not be asked for payment until you have been accepted on the course.
PLEASE NOTE: There is an administration charge of 10% of the total booking on all cancellations. Refunds cannot be given after 5pm on Monday 18 August 2014.
Only open to current students from colleges within The Careers Group, University of London consortium and GradClub, University of London members.Other Information
For advice on writing CVs and Covering Letters please visit your college careers service. Further details can be found here.