Big City Bright Future

A fantastic paid work experience opportunity this summer with Blackrock.

Big City Bright Future - work experience at BlackRock Edinburgh office this summer for school leavers.
Big City Bright Future is an annual three week work experience programme for school leavers who aspire to work in the City (Financial Services sector) run by BlackRock in partnership with local charities working with UK state schools. BlackRock has run this programme in London for the last two years and this year is extending it to school leavers living in and around Edinburgh. The structure of the programme is as follows:

Week 1 – Bootcamp/Training at King’s College London, 10th – 14th July 2017
One week initial training with the 100 students selected to participate on the programme focusing on soft skills such as presentation skills, effective team working and commercial awareness. Accommodation and meals will be provided.

Week 2 & 3 – Work Experience, BlackRock Edinburgh, 17th – 28th July 2017
Students are allocated a firm for two weeks work experience in the BlackRock Edinburgh office. The aim is for the selected interns to develop core skills, get a better understanding of day-to-day life in the organisation, work with a team on an assigned project and interact with senior management. All students receive £1,200 salary.

To qualify you must meet the following criteria:

1.     Be the first in your family to apply to go to university.
2.     Based in the Edinburgh postcode area (EH).
3.     Applying to University / Further Education and be due to start a degree course, or be on a pathway to a degree course  / degree level qualification (e.g., college or a Modern Apprenticeship),  in September 2017.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV to by 19th May 2017.

More information:
Details of the programme can be found at

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