Young Londoners build employability skills through business mentoring programme
21 Dec 16

Students on the Continuum programme attended a graduation event late last month to conclude the 2016 mentoring programme, which The Brokerage run in partnership with global investment bank State Street.

The programme, now in its fourth year, matches undergraduate students from across London with senior-level State Street employees. The benefits of the programme are two-fold with candidates gaining invaluable employability skills, confidence and advice to help them to reach their professional goals, and mentors developing important skills and experience that they can transfer back into the workplace.


During the event, Harjeevan Bajwa, Kevser Tekagac, Humayra Chowdhury and Sohail Yousaf presented their cases to the executive sponsors of the programme in the hope of being named the winner of the programme’s business challenge.

For the challenge, the candidates had to answer the following question:

You are the CEO of Capital Plc, a UK listed global financial services business. In light of Brexit, what is your plan to double the revenues of the firm within the next 5 years? What risks do you see to your plan and how will you mitigate and manage them?"

Each finalist excelled on the night, truly demonstrating the presentation skills they honed through the mentoring programme. It was a difficult decision but the judges had to pick a winner…

After a tricky deliberation process, the judges picked Harjeevan Bajwa as the winner, who was awarded with an internship with State Street in summer 2017!

Well done to Harjeevan and all the students who completed the 2016 Continuum programme.

If you would like to find learn more about mentoring with The Brokerage please get in touch.

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