Out of a whopping 50 talented applicants, eight finalists have emerged for the coveted work experience placement at KPMG. These pupils are about to embark on a journey that could shape their futures.
Here’s what’s in store for them:
-Two groups of four pupils will face the challenge of presenting their skills and abilities to the judging panel.
-Each finalist will undergo an individual interview to showcase their potential.
These interviews are arranged annually, providing an excellent opportunity for our school’s bright minds to shine.
The values of respect, community, tenacity, and aspiration were at the core of the selection process. These qualities shone through in their cover letters and CVs, setting them apart from the competition.
The success stories from this programme are truly inspiring:
Myiah Kang, who was shortlisted in the first cohort, couldn’t attend the work experience due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, this opportunity gave her the confidence to pursue her dreams. She now works at KPMG Business Services in Birmingham, proving that perseverance pays off!
Jessica Johnson, an alumna, credits this experience for helping her with university applications and as a crucial topic to discuss in her university interview at Oxford. She now studies Philosophy, Politics, and Law at Warwick, showcasing the incredible impact of this programme on pupils’ academic journeys.
Mrs R Cowley, Head of English and facilitator of this work experience placement, said: ‘We have been running this programme with KPMG for five years now and the talent we see each year only grows. Every pupil who has been shortlisted today are at the precipice of a fantastic opportunity and as a school we are so proud of the hard work they have put in to get this far. We are delighted to announce that KPMG were so impressed by our pupils that they decided to offer not one but three of our pupils to take part in their work experience opportunity! Congratulations to Jessica, Archie and Jake!’
This is a fantastic chance for our pupils to gain valuable insights, build essential skills, and lay the foundation for a bright future. Let’s cheer them on and celebrate their achievements as they take the next step toward success!
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