I was able to book our group of 20 in for a half day session in their training room at their offices in London Wall. We agreed a programme that included their overview of the City - where it is; the students' first impressions; and the range of businesses and jobs there - and a couple of business games including their trading game. As well as being fun, these highlighted the range of skills and qualities employers look for. It was good to be able to take our group up to the City, most of them had never been there before. It opened the students eyes to a very wide range of employment opportunities and taught them some practical things about the world of business.
Feedback from the event was very positive, the whole group enjoyed the day, particularly playing the business games. In particular, they enjoyed playing the 'trading game' which involved 'buying' a range of commodities and making judgments on prices as market conditions changed. This enabled students to demonstrate their understanding of demand and supply and was a very exciting game! Students also enjoyed eating the doughnuts provided and taking a walk around the financial district after the workshop had ended.
Teacher, Kelsey Park School