Secondary school opportunities

City Careers Open House Secondary

Funded by the City of London Corporation, City Careers Open House Secondary is an aspiration raising programme designed to give students in Years 7-10 an introduction to the City. The students will visit a prestigious City business and experience first-hand a modern working environment, gaining an insight into working life and the huge variety of opportunities the City offers. They will learn about the different skills used by city workers on a day-to-day basis and how to showcase their own key skills in a professional setting.

The Brokerage Citylink

This programme is free for state schools in Camden, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Westminster. City of London Corporation

Key highlights of the sessions include:

City of London Corporation

  • An introduction to the City allowing students to gain an understanding of the different sectors and learn about the types of jobs available
  • A tour of the offices by employees of the host company, giving further insight to a modern office environment
  • The opportunity to meet and interview City workers to find out about their career paths
  • An interactive activity designed to allow students to maximise their key skills

Working in the City

Funded by The Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB), this is The Brokerage’s flagship workshop programme for state schools and colleges in London and has been running for over 15 years. Hosted by companies across London's financial districts, Working in the City gives students an insight into the world of work in financial, professional and related businesses. 

The Brokerage Citylink

Working in the City is a two part programme, with each workshop also available as a standalone. Part one allows students to find out more about the City and the roles available. They will be given the chance to interview employees about their careers and responsibilities and gain a useful and realistic understanding of what it takes to be successful. 

Worshipful Company of International Bankers

Part two focuses on developing students’ self-awareness, strengthening their employability skills and preparing them for the interview process. Here, employees will interview students and give them useful feedback and practice for their future.

These workshops are open to students in Year 10 through to Year 13 from state schools across all London boroughs. Each workshop is tailored to fit the needs of the group.

Classroom sessions

We deliver a wide range of engaging sessions tailored to the needs of your students and your school. Most sessions are free to state schools in London. Please contact us directly to see how we can work with your school.

We can visit your school to:

  • Deliver workshops on employability skills
  • Run our 'Trading Game' workshops to students of maths and business studies
  • Deliver mock interviews to students
  • Attend careers fairs

These sessions are made available thanks to funding from Allen & Overy LLP.

Allen & Overy

For more information or to book a place, please contact a member of our team or call 020 7628 9904.

Please note, all our staff are DBS checked.



Over 9,000

young people participated in our programmes and activities in 2016


Overall, we've worked with over 125 companies to help fill their school leaver, apprenticeship and graduate roles

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