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Encouraging the Next Generation of Young Professionals

As our business grows we foresee the need to bring bright young people into our Team to develop them into future professionals. We've been building links with schools and universities, not just to showcase the benefits of a career at Chesterton House, but to spread the word about the great opportunities that exist in the financial, accounting and legal worlds. On Thursday 28th February we joined in with over 50 leading careers providers with a stand at East Leake Academy Careers Fair 2019 - here's what happened on the day.

First of all, it's certainly worth mentioning that this was a well organised event, and credit must go to the organisers at East Leake Academy for putting it all together. It was clear that a lot of the students found the afternoon useful and informative, and we were delighted to be able to take part.

Other sectors represented at the Fair included ELA Sixth Form, further and higher education, apprenticeships, Armed Forces, banking and finance, healthcare, construction, beauty therapy, engineering, law, sciences, photography and others, which led to a lively and well supported event which was spread throughout the school.

During a busy afternoon we had lots of conversations with students and parents about their career options, and the diverse roles available in financial planning, law and accountancy. Some of the students were clear about the path they intended to take, whilst others were seeking more information to help guide them towards appropriate study choices.

We've also been involved in a mentoring scheme run by Coventry University for students on their financial and economic degree courses. These young people are further along in their careers, many looking forward to graduating and finding permanent positions. Coventry University has developed a real expertise in financial education, with a special emphasis on financial planning.

In our increasingly technical world it's good to know that there is a developing pool of graduates with the skills needed to deliver the great advice and services that clients seek. As part of the scheme we've been able to explain how these services are delivered in a live environment, and the career path, training and support that our apprentices and graduate joiners have available to them.

Judging by the quality and obvious enthusiasm of the young people we've worked with, it's clear that the future is bright for them and their future careers, and for us as an employer seeking top talent. It's been rewarding to be involved in helping them in this way and we wish them every success.


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