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'Get ready to work' Citibank boss says to students

13th June 2016

A lucky group of Business students took part in a 'Get ready to work' Masterclass delivered by David Minarik, Managing Director for Global Markets at Citibank.

David and other business leaders from some of the country’s biggest businesses give them time freely as part of a programme for young people called Career Ready.

Career Ready is a UK wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people.

Employers support the next generation of talent

Career Ready gives students from lower income families the confidence, skills and networks to achieve their potential. Through volunteering for Career Ready, employers get a rewarding opportunity to develop their own presenting, coaching and management skills, and find the next generation of talented employees.

Barking & Dagenham College is one of the colleges that the charity works with, and students studying for BTECs in business and finance at the East London college benefit from the links with high profile organisations, such as Citibank.

A group of 19 students attended the 'Get ready to work' Masterclass. Dilon Beqa, Career Ready Coordinator and Business & Finance Lecturer at Barking & Dagenham College said:

“The students were very impressed with the Masterclass. The support, encouragement and advice that David gave has been extremely helpful and they now feel very excited at the prospect of what is ahead of them.”

David Minarik said:

“It was a pleasure hosting the Barking & Dagenham College students for the Masterclass. Their enthusiasm, thorough preparation and insightful questions made the session a great success.”

Heading for Canary Wharf

Four Barking & Dagenham College students Razna Begum, 18, from Barking, Oluwatobi Ogunlade, 18, from Romford, Ramina Burathoki, 17, from Dagenham and Mariangeles Aissatu Balde Sanha, 17, from Barking have been given a coveted six weeks paid internship in the company’s Canary Wharf offices.

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