Back in November 2013, Megan and Manish started their Business Administration apprenticeships with Goldman Sachs…fast forward to today and they have earned a valuable qualification in Business Administration and are full-time employees at the multi-national Investment Bank! An incredible and well-deserved achievement for Megan and Manish, and a fantastic opportunity offered by Hackney, Goldman, and K10. They are joined by four more former K10 apprentices who have been taken on full time by the award winning company.
Big banks and corporates in the city typically hire grads from the top Universities, where young people get the support and training they need to qualify with a degree. Nevertheless, a degree doesn’t necessarily provide the right skills and experience needed to work in an office, and rising tuition fees make it a less attractive option. Indeed, Megan felt that the University route wasn’t suitable for her because of the large debt-burden, and she decided that an apprenticeship offered a fantastic alternative path. With six young people joining Goldman as full-time employees, and seven new apprentices starting last month, clearly the powerful combination of top quality work at Goldman and classroom-based learning at Hackney has opened up a new, exciting pathway into the city through apprenticeships.
“It was a fantastic opportunity. Through this experience we have proven to Goldman that we are competent, and we have shown to ourselves that we are capable”. As full-time employees at the bank, Megan and Manish have major responsibilities within their teams, and they constantly interact with senior professionals. Both state that there is a real culture of support and equality: “There are no hierarchies, people interact laterally”. Moreover, being in a fast-paced office where the work is challenging has brought the best out of them.
As a team assistant in the Investment Banking division, Megan hopes to build her career and one day progress into management. Manish is an analyst and begins his training in New York next year – he wants to one day be in a position to help and guide young enthusiastic people like himself. Both want to continue to be challenged in a stimulating environment like Goldman where they can thrive and flourish.
Well done to you both and to all of our former apprentices from all at K10.
Look out for a feature coming soon on our 7 new Goldman Sachs apprentices who have just started with them…
If you’re interested in applying for one of our Business Administration opportunities please go here for more information and how to apply.