Careers Seminar - Business & Finance
Wednesday 01 Jul 2020
19:00 - 19:45 BST
We are very excited to offer you a unique opportunity to gain expert careers advice in a series of five seminars.
These forty-five minute sessions will give current pupils and recent leavers the chance to hear from, and question, a panel of experts who can offer a broad, and in depth, understanding of the featured profession. The panel will be drawn from our alumni, all at different stages of their careers.
These sessions are open to all students from LV to UVI, as well as to all parents and alumni. They will be of particular interest to current students who are considering their future careers, as well as undergraduates or those thinking of changing direction.
Seminars will take place on Microsoft Teams, when you have registered for the seminar you are interested in we will send you a unique invitation link prior to the event, with joining instructions. Questions can be emailed in advance or during the session to LuntL@SolSch.org.uk.
All seminars will be live from 7.00 – 7.45. A recording will also be available afterwards on the VLE.
The Careers and Alumni Relations Departments at Solihull work closely together to support our students and alumni. We are pleased to offer this series of seminars, which will sit alongside our programme of remote Careers and UCAS provision, and we are grateful to all from our Solihull Community who will enable these to take place.
We do hope that you are able to join us for these seminars.
With good wishes
Mrs Rhian Chillcott (Head of Careers) Ms Lucy Lunt (Director of Development and Alumni Relations)
1 Jul 2020 19:00 - 19:45 BST
Biographies for Business & Finance Careers Seminar on Wednesday 1 July 2020
James Wood (Pole, 1985-1992) is an Independent Financial Adviser at Marshall James Ltd in Birmingham. Marshall James are part of the larger Gerrard Stuart group of financial advisers and James is a Personal Financial Planner with a special interest in property finance. After graduating from Leeds University he joined NatWest Mortgage Services. Time spent in their Customer Liaison department afforded him an overview of how mortgage lenders work. He then moved to Marshall James in 1999 where he qualified as a financial adviser. He now looks after client’s personal finances, including Investments, Pensions, Protection etc. with assets under management of hundreds of million pounds. He is currently managing the implementation of a major restructure of business processes across the group.
Brandon Cooney (Jago, 1996 – 2007) is an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs. Brandon went to Manchester University to read Economics, Business Studies and Social Sciences. During his degree he had internships with Righttrack Consultancy and Bloomberg where he was named Best of the Class of 2009. On graduation he joined Bloomberg as an Equity Sales Trader, leaving in 2014 to go to Goldman Sachs. Brandon also sits on the Board of The October Club, a city-based, charitable organisation’
Eleanor Talbot- Davies (Jago, 2010 – 2014) Graduated from the University of Bath with a First Class Honours degree in Business Administration. During her degree she completed three internships; two with M&G Investments in Equity Research and Leveraged Finance, and the final one with Wells Fargo. On graduation, she now works as an Analyst in Commercial Real Estate, within Wells Fargo’s Corporate & Investment Banking division.
Amy Lewis (Pole, 2005 – 2016) Having studied Maths, Chemistry, Psychology & Economics at A Level, Amy left School in 2016 to study Economics & Management at Durham University. She graduated last year and joined Santander in their Corporate & Investment Banking division. She spent her first 6 months with the Strategic Equity Solutions team and now works in Debt Capital Markets.