Accounting and Business Management
The variety of modules at Keele provided me with transferable skills that I can take into the workplace. When I came to an open day the staff were welcoming and explained to me in depth what would be covered when I started University. The school had a clear vision for their students and the made it clear that they would always be on hand to help
One of my lecturers sent an email out to KBS students letting us know that Mitten Clarke, a local accounting and wealth management firm were coming to Keele. They were at Coffee with Employees (a networking event) where I spoke to Cai and Dan from Mitten Clarke, who told me about what roles were available and what Mitten Clarke was like. They invited me to an open day where I found out about what the roles were like and more about being a financial planner. After attending the open day, I was invited to meet the director of wealth management, Paul, where we spoke about what the role was like and the plans if I was successful. We then arranged for me to do a week’s placement where I would work alongside some of the financial planners there. Following the weeks placement, Paul offered me a job as a financial planner.