Candidates begin their internships with London businesses

The 2018 City of London Business Traineeship programme launches

There was a buzz of excitement and nervousness as we kicked off the 2018 City of London Business Traineeship programme with this year’s cohort of students.

Excited to soon be working at a leading London company but anxious about their first day, the young candidates attended our pre-internship briefing event on Friday 29th June to gain final guidance and meet their fellow trainees.

With their internships just around the corner, they were thrilled to hear from alumni of the programme – a great opportunity to ask questions!

City of London Business Traineeship candidate

We were delighted to welcome Eniola Edusi, Babatunde Alabi, Forhad Alam and Sarah Nganwuchu who completed their internships at Marsh, the International Underwriting Association, CNA Hardy and Beazley, respectively. The panel shared their experiences, helping to calm the nerves of the candidates yet to begin theirs.

Keen to hear how their placements went, they came armed with questions for the panel, wanting to know what their first day might involve, how to best manage their workload and what they should wear in the office.

The candidates were eager to become work ready. They used the day to network with their peers and gain as much information as they could before their internships begin.

City of London Business Traineeship programme

The majority of our interns start their placements today (Monday 2nd July)! We wish them all good luck and can’t wait to hear about their experiences at the graduation event in September!

Read more about the City of London Business Traineeship programme.

  • The team at The Brokerage have put together a very well thought out programme. They have even asked students to trial their content and have taken our thoughts into their consideration. All the modules will be really helpful to me because they target exactly what I am not sure about such as how to write a good CV and cover letter, and how to use LinkedIn most effectively. I think this has been a very beneficial opportunity to me; I can’t wait to start the programme!

    YP Elika