“Speakers for Schools has helped to raise the aspirations of our students with the speakers reinforcing that they were ‘once like them’ and dispelled many myths"”
The Q&A was so amazing. Just the breadth and thoughtfulness around the questions.
“This week has definitely consolidated my desire to become a lawyer and my desire to work for a big law firm like Reed Smith. My supervisor definitely ignited my passion for law and working in the profession, and confirmed the fact that I want to become a lawyer.”
It was really interesting to hear about the things that David Dein has done and why he set up the Premier league. He has made me want to work harder to achieve my goals.
“This placement has helped me to see the world of work in a different perspective. I loved the environment, people and culture. It’s made me think about a career in marketing and has helped me to come out of my shell.”
“I created Speakers for Schools because I was infuriated that only the leading independent schools were asking me to give talks to their students, rather than the kind of state school which gave me such a great and rounded education in the 1970s.”
“The week not only gave me the freedom to explore Central London but also gave me an insight into all the different sections of the Bank and the roles they undertake and how that affects society as a whole”