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Highly Prestigious Placements in London

Date Posted: 27/09/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

Facing tough competition for places, Matthew Kirtley and Malcolm Glennie, students at QE, were selected to spend two week all- expenses paid   internships in London. Matthew worked in the fast-paced environment of global investment banking with J.P. Morgan whilst Malcolm’s internship was with the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, working in the government’s Digital Service.

The placements were through the Social Mobility Foundation which provides a variety of residential internship programmes for high achieving students, offering a great opportunity to gain a real insight into the professions, learning and developing skills whilst being mentored by experts.

Both students gained a great deal from living and working in London and are grateful for the recommendations and support they had from staff at QE to secure the placements.

Matthew comments:

“I enjoyed my time with J.P. Morgan, met many interesting characters and gained an insight into the financial sector which I’d never have had otherwise.  Working with so many talented and kind individuals at J.P. Morgan dispelled many myths and made me all the more confident as to my future career in finance.’

Malcolm adds:

‘I was nervous at first but was made to feel very welcome.  I have certainly grown in confidence and have developed my communication, presentation, research and people skills. I feel very privileged to have been given such a wonderful opportunity to work in Whitehall and discover more about the workings of our government and international institutions.’

At QE Matthew is studying A Level Physics, Politics, Philosophy and Maths, whilst Malcolm‘s A Levels are in Geography, History and Politics. Both hope to win Oxbridge places, Matthew to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Malcolm to read a degree in History.