College students get career advice from the top

Students at Hugh Baird College were treated to career advice and guidance from a very special guest recently as they were visited by Head of the Peer Supervision and Risks Division at the Bank of England, Mr Tanveer Hussain.

The visit was part of a series of events taking place in and around Liverpool today to unveil the Bank of England’s new educational resources. These materials aim to teach students about the economy and the role of the Bank of England and are designed to be used in PSHE and Citizenship classes.

The visit saw students from Business, Accounting and Law asked Mr Hussain a wide variety of questions on his current role, his background and the previous roles he has held in banking.

Having worked for the Bank of England for many years and currently the Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority, Tanveer is responsible for supervising sixty international firms. This involves contingency planning, crisis management and making sure those sixty firms don’t put customers or the UK’s financial system at risk.

Tanveer discussed the history of the Bank of England, how the Bank came into existence and the Bank’s responsibility and mission. This then lead him onto discuss the financial crisis, the state of the current economy and Brexit.

The talk also proved a great way for the students to hear about the different career opportunities and routes in to the finance world that are open to them after they leave the College.

Speaking after the event, Mr Hussain said:

“I was delighted to have the opportunity to speak to the Hugh Baird students about the economy and life at the Bank of England. The quality of the questions was very impressive! ”

Hugh Baird College Level 3 Business Student, Damian Gajdul, said:

“The event today was amazing and on behalf of the group I’d like to thank Mr Hussain for taking the time out of his busy schedule to speak to us today.”

Hugh Baird College Principal and Chief Executive, Yana Williams said:

“I’d like to thank Mr Hussain on behalf of the College. I’d also like to thank the Bank of England for considering the college as a place to hold this prestigious visit.”

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