Linking City employers and talented young Londoners

We were delighted to hold our City Business Traineeship graduation and awards event at Société Générale on 7th September.

The event is a great way for us to celebrate our participants’ success and achievements. It was a fantastic evening full of celebrations, networking and story sharing.

It’s been a path of discovery for our candidates this year, registrations began as early as October and along the way they have had incredible industry insights at masterclasses hosted by Barnett WaddinghamBoies Schiller & FlexnerCISiCivil ServiceDWFFidelis Fresco AdvisoryFreshfieldsHeadland ConsultancyIUAMorrison & FoersterRothschild & CoStarr and TheCityUK as well as one-to-one support from The Brokerage team to help them during their 6-12 week paid work placements.

At the celebration we were joined by Andrew Parmley, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, who presented the awards and congratulated the young students on completing the programme.

The young interns were awarded for their hard work, attendance, time keeping, motivation and work ethic whilst employers were recognised for delivering high-quality placements.

City of London Business Traineeship graduation
The City Business Traineeship programme is now in its 17th year of recruiting state-educated, high-achieving and motivated young students who study in the City’s neighbouring boroughs, giving them a chance to compete for paid internships each year.

Winners on the night included:

Employer Newcomer of the Year
Headland Consultancy

Employer of the Year

Project Champion
Sophie Coventry, Financial Crime Manager, Marsh

Trainee of the Year
Henry Hoang, Actuary, HFG

Highly commended Trainee of the Year
Mohammed Niyaz Uddin, Global Technology Infrastructure, Marsh 

City of London Business Traineeship graduation

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s programme especially Asta, Beazley, City of London Corporation, CNA Hardy, DWF, Fidelis, Hampden, Headland Consultancy, HFG, Marsh, Societe Generale, TSB and William Blair for hosting our students for their internships.

Find out how your company can get involved in next year’s City Business Traineeship programme.

  • I saw a clear improvement in myself from the introduction to graduation of the mentoring programme as I was able to relax more and begin to enjoy networking.

    Brokerage Mentee