Friday 11th November saw over 200 technologists and industry leaders join us at Schroders for our inaugural careers masterclass: Elevating Careers for Technology Engineers.
Sir Ron Kalifa, Author of the Kalifa Review, headlined the event, sharing insights into his fascinating work, and advice for technologists looking to unlock the plethora of opportunities this industry has to offer. We were given practical CV writing advice, reminded of the importance of being concise, show the data, and not refrain from highlighting our success, and potential. And admit to our shortcomings- and offering a mindset and approach that proves we are committed to overcoming them.
We then welcomed Penny Hope (Schroders), Nadia Edwards-Dashti (Harrington Starr), Jamie Ovenden (Schroders), Julie Ashmore Dann (Rapid Cash at Natwest RBS), and David Fisayo (Wealth8) to the stage. This audience-led panel focused on all manners of career concerns, from inclusion in the workplace, to how a non-technologist can broach into the industry.
This sparked all manner of conversations in the networking area. We saw people at all stages of their career, from all industry verticals, share their mutual passion for technology and revealing advice and anecdotes from their time in the industry. A magician, retro gaming zone, polaroid photos, and inspiration board bolstered the buzz at Schroders.
And thank you to Schroders for complimenting the learns with breakout rooms later in the day. Senior representatives spoke to rooms of technology engineers about their role, and the journey they have been on thus far; and also practical career advice that can be deployed in the day-to-day.
Thank you to everyone who came, to the Harrington Starr team, and the Schroders team, for making this event such a success!
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