The Brokerage Virtual Bootcamp 2020

The Brokerage Virtual Bootcamp is a 3-day virtual course that aims to develop employability skills, professional behaviours and knowledge of FPRS (financial, professional and related services). It is a structured programme of sessions that progressively build your skills, knowledge and behaviours and provides you with a balanced and realistic insight into those careers and the wider world of work.

On this course, you’ll have a chance to improve your CV, interview skills and gain assessment centre knowledge AND virtually meet professionals from a range of areas!

Throughout the course, we introduce you to a range of businesses and employees in FPRS  including Investment Banking, Law, Accounting, Technology and Insurance.

  • Day 1: Sector Insights: introduction to sectors via masterclasses, careers, routes into the City; the virtual working environment; networking; team-work and time-management.
  • Day 2: How to make a good application: CVs, cover letters, psychometric tests
  • Day 3: Impressing Employers: interview skills and techniques; team-work; presentation

Where and When:

The Bootcamp takes place on the video software platform Zoom across 3 days from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. You won’t be physically visiting companies, instead, we’ll be bringing professionals directly to you, where you will be introduced to and engage with professionals across FPRS. 

You will be provided with training materials on how to use Zoom prior to the start date. 

Bootcamp Dates: 

  • Summer 2020 3: Bootcamp Day 1-3: 24th – 26th August 2020, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm hosted on Zoom
  • Summer 2020 4: Bootcamp Day 1-3: 1st – 3rd September 2020, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm hosted on Zoom

Expectations: 

  • Commitment - 100% attendance is required, each session builds on the last, advance warning of issues should be advised by email to [email protected]
  • Participation – Engage virtually – we expect you to have both your video and microphone on (unless you have a reason not to), partake in active learning, answer questions, ask questions and make mistakes.
  • Energy – the course will be intense so you will be tired. We suggest you get some sleep, talk about your day, take screen breaks when you can and bring curiosity and an open mind!

To register for the Virtual Bootcamp please use this form. On this form, you can choose which Bootcamp week you would like to join and provide us with why you would like to attend. 

After registering and securing a place, we will ask you to obtain permission from your parents via a form and ask you to fill out your preferences for Masterclasses. 

Thank you and we hope to see you on Bootcamp!

The Brokerage Team