Access Opportunities

Find out more about career education for your 6th form students.

Welcome to The Brokerage!

We are here to help disadvantaged young people learn about professional careers found in the City, including banking and finance, insurance and technology. Traditionally a large aspect of our work has involved reaching out to schools and talking to young people about how we can help develop their skills and offer opportunities with aspirational employers.

We continue to develop an exciting range of ways we can still reach young people and support teachers deliver on key aspects of career education.

We can help your students learn about careers in our partner companies, develop their soft skills, and learn about the recruitment methods companies use.

Furthermore, students can register with us as candidates and access exclusive work experience and internship opportunities.

Outreach online events

We are excited to announce our online event schedule for this half term.

For each event, volunteers from corporate partners will be joining us so you can interact directly from the professionals working in these areas.

21 September 2021, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Apprenticeships in the City with Allen and Overy
Do you want to want to start a career in law, but are not sure if you want to go through the university route? Then a solicitor apprenticeship may be the route for you! Learn more about this at our Apprenticeships in the City event with Magic Circle law firm, Allen & Overy!
Allen & Overy are launching a brand new apprenticeship programme for school leavers that leads to qualification as a solicitor in the UK. You’ll hear from the recruitment team and current solicitors about what day to day life as an apprentice will be like and how to apply for the programme.
Click here to book your place.

 

28 September 2021, 4pm-5:30pm
Tech in the City with FactSet
Do you want to know more about the tech sector and the various roles it could offer you? If so, join this session with global tech company, FactSet! This session will provide insight into the growing tech sector, exploring different sub-sectors, roles and entry paths to a role in Tech in the City.
This is a great opportunity to learn from the experts in a question and answer session, where you will be able to hear about the career journeys of FactSet employees and ask any questions you may have. FactSet creates flexible, open data and software solutions for over 100,000 of investment professionals around the world, providing access to financial data and analytics that investors use to make crucial decisions. FactSet have 48 offices in 22 different countries.
Click here to book your place.

 

30 September 2021, 4pm-5:30pm
Different roles in the Insurance sector with Markel
Think you know about all of the roles in insurance? Think again! The insurance sector is hugely varied with a great range of roles to suit a variety of interests and skill sets. In this session you will learn about these roles and the skills needed to succeed within them.
This is a great opportunity to learn from Markel employees and ask any questions that you may have.
Markel Corporation is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations around the world, made up of 16 businesses with operations through 80 offices in 18 different countries.
Click here to book your place.

 

8 October 2021 4pm-5:30pm
Working in the City with Guy Carpenter
Online workshop aimed at introducing careers in insurance featuring a live Q&A session with volunteers from Guy Carpenter.
Guy Carpenter are a leading global risk and reinsurance specialist, providing reinsurance broking, data & analytics, and strategic advisory services to help customers to adapt to emerging opportunities and achieve profitable growth. A global enterprise with over 3,200 people over 60 offices around the world.
Click here to book your place.

 

14 October 2021 4pm-5:30pm
Working in the City with Canopius
Online workshop aimed at introducing careers in insurance featuring a live Q&A session with volunteers from Canopius.
Canopius is an independent (re)insurance company with a strong presence both at Lloyd’s in London and across the globe. They are backed by private equity owners with a large asset base that enables them to capitalise on the ever changing market. They write a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance business.
They indemnify their clients and aim to get them back into the same position they were in before they had their loss. This covers a wide variety of eventualities from helping rebuild buildings in California after a large earthquake, through ensuring that the construction of an offshore wind-farm can continue, to assisting our clients to return safely from a kidnap situation.
Click here to book your place.

 

20 October 2021 4:30-5:30pm
Careers in Law Insight Day with Reed Smith
Are you interested in a career in law but want more information? If so, this session is perfect for you. You will have the opportunity to learn more about different careers within the legal sector with global law firm, Reed Smith. The firm counsels 13 of the world’s 15 largest commercial and savings banks; 25 of the world’s 35 largest oil and gas companies; and the world’s three largest pharmaceutical distribution and wholesale companies. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to ask questions to Reed Smith employees.
Click here to book your place.

Materials to share with your students

We would be happy to provide online materials and video links that could be shared in your school to illustrate the work we do and how students can benefit.

Click here for a printable A4 flyer about The Brokerage.

Registering with The Brokerage

While all young people are welcome to attend our outreach events, registered candidates can access more opportunities including work experience and internship opportunities.

To register as a candidate, a young person must:

  • Achieved 4/C or above in English and Maths GCSE  (or equivalent)
  • Completed GCSEs and A levels (or equivalent) at a state school
  • At least one of the following is applicable:
    1. At the age of 14, your highest paid parent/guardian had a job with a medium to low salary (see our application form for more details); or
    2. You were eligible for free school meals during your time at school; or
    3. Neither parent completed a university degree in the UK.
  • Currently be a 6th form student

Students can sign up  here to register as a candidate. Once registered, you will be invited to Candidate Registration Sessions to find out about how we will support you as a candidate at The Brokerage  including access to resources, expert talks, workshops, work experience and internship opportunities.

Dates for online registration sessions from late September to be released shortly.

If you would like to learn more about these opportunities, please contact Programme and Engagement Manager, Tayler Kirk on tayler.kirk@thebrokerage.org.uk