12 October 2023

Careers in Finance

On Tuesday 10th October, employees from a variety of backgrounds shared their experience working in finance with our pupils and parents. Four Old Lyonians returned to advise our pupils; Ankit Patel (OL 2012), Jamie Karia (OL 2012) Kishan Patel (OL 2005) and Scott Wilsher (OL 2013). It was captivating to hear about their journey into Deutsche Bank, BlackRock, KPMG and Centrus respectively. They shared with us some of their recent successes and how automation can play a key role in the financial industry.

In addition, we welcomed Manisha Meghani, Mohammed Basharat (both from HSBC) and Roshni Raikundalia (who works at NatWest). This provided our pupils and parents a splendid array of panellists for an informative Q&A session. This was followed by a browse of employer stands, which allowed pupils more intimate discussions with our finance representatives.

We thank our speakers for coming along to this event and we hope this will help inspire the next generation who are thinking of going into the finance industry. Our Lyonian Association is a key part of our school – they sponsored this event and, as ever, were enormously helpful in tapping into our Old Lyonian network and enabling our pupils to speak with successful professionals.

Our Lyonian Association looks forward to hosting many more careers and community events very soon.

Sunjay (11TM) shared his experience of the event: “This careers event was an excellent opportunity for all students to learn all about work within finance from experienced members of the finance industry. We were fortunate to have detailed talks and discussions with experts from a range of sectors including Deutsche Bank, Centrus, Blackrock, KPMG, HSBC and NatWest. Personally, this was a brilliant experience as it enhanced my knowledge about what you could do with finance, ex Investment Banking, Banking, and the different pathways you could take to be successful in this industry. The talk gave me a strong insight into the preparations pupils would need to take, such as the work experience and potential apprenticeships, to have the best chance being successful in the industry whilst also enjoying the work which comes in this fascinating sector.”