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Winning students get the chance to network with City bosses

A Level students Zi Rong Huang and Aaron Acharya attended an awards ceremony in the City after being named as winners in the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB) essay competition.

Zi Rong, known as Billy, and Aaron, were both presented with a financial reward and a certificate at the ceremony, run jointly with The Brokerage, and hosted at the headquarters of ING Bank in Moorgate.

They also had the opportunity to network with bankers and entrepreneurs and were invited to sign up to the Gateway to the City Careers Mentoring Programme which can lead to mentoring and internships with top City firms.

The competition asked students from 17 school sixth forms and colleges across London to write an essay on the subject: ‘Do banks still need branches on the high street?’

From the entries at the Sixth Form, CUBE staff chose former Sanders student Billy, who is studying Economics, Maths and Government & Politics, as the winner, and former Hall Mead student Aaron, who is studying Biology, Philosophy, Psychology and English Literature, as the runner-up.

The photo above shows Master of the WCIB Karina Robinson with Billy and Aaron.


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