WOHAA Winners 2011/12 Work Experience CAPCO
After impressing our panel of prestigious judges at the semi-finals held at the House of Lords in March of last year winning participants secured an amazing prize for a work experience placement at CAPCO. Up against 32 teams, students came from 28 schools to present their WOHAA achievements for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip toIndiaas well as some fantastic work experience placements.
CAPCO is a global business and technology consultancy dedicated to the financial industry. CAPCO have been involved with The Wings of Hope for a number of years giving students valuable work experience and participating in our career workshops.
The Wings of Hope offer unique opportunities to give young people such incredible experiences through our achievement award (WOHAA). Not only do we offer the chance to win work experience at top UKcompanies we also provide speed mentoring and career workshops for WOHAA participants. Our speed mentoring event is an innovative and fun way for young people to speak to professionals from top companies like The BBC, Burberry Goldman Sachs and more. Find out more about upcoming speed mentoring event and how to get involved here.
During their week at CAPCO our winners got to learn lots about the world of work, and see how such a company operates. The student gained an insight into the many different job roles and advice on how to pursue their chosen careers. They were also offered help and advice. Throughout the week the team were also given a project to complete in which they designed their own financial app for mobile banking.
Student Testimonial – Christina Phillips
What did you get out of your work experience at CAPCO?
My time at CAPCO has been an unforgettable experience, I have sincerely enjoyed every moment of it. The program was structured with regular talks and we had a team project which was fun and interesting. The talks that I enjoyed most were based on capital markets, writing a CV along with interview skills and negotiation. These related to the real world and to me. The other talks were also fascinating as I learnt new things about working in CAPCO however they were based more on the person than on gaining skills or knowledge.
Dhwani – Kingsbury High School
What did you learn?
At my time at Capco I have learnt a great deal about the working world and some of amazing opportunities out there, some of the aspects I need to achieve these are perseverance and hard work.
During our stay we were given the chance to listen to many lectures about a variety of topics, from marketing to tips on negotiations, they were all aspects of the Corporal Financial Company CAPCO, their tips and experiences which was so generously passed down to us will for sure help me in my future to becoming a success. During the week we were also given the opportunity to visit the Metal Exchange where we were given even more of an insight into the real working financial world.
Hena – City of London Academy
How will it help you at school and university?
In the project I gained many skills such as team building, leadership, time management, presentation and innovation. I will have to give many presentations and talks at university and presenting at CAPCO has given me a great starting point. I am looking forward to using my skills of creativeness and innovation to make better presentations in the future.
I would certainly recommend the WOHAA experience to anyone I know because not only was the project itself new and exciting but it also gives them a firm link to the world of work.
Christina –Tormead School