Career Ready students gain insight into big business at Citi

Citi’s Northern Ireland office in Belfast played host to a group of Career Ready students from North West Regional College on Monday 23 May.

The workplace visit, hosted by Mark Hawkins, Deputy Vice President of Citi Bank, allowed students to get an insight into the breadth of career opportunities available in a large multinational like Citi. 

At the event students were given an overview of Citi’s work locally, nationally and internationally and were taken on a tour of various departments.

Joanne Sweeney, Career Ready Coordinator at North West Regional College, who attended the event, said: “We are enormously grateful to Mark Hawkins and his team for giving our students a real an insight into what work life is like at the range of careers within Citi”.

“To get a behind the scenes look at operations within Citi opened our students’ eyes to the reality of working life in the financial sector and helped them see realise that working for a large multinational is an achievable goal.”

The students also had the opportunity to meet three graduates who joined the Citi Rotation Programme, who spoke about what they did before they joined Citi, and what roles they have. 

Tony Madden, Career Ready Regional Manager for Northern Ireland, said: “It was great for Career Ready students at the North West Regional College to hear directly from successful graduates on the Citi Rotation programme about their time at Citi and the diversity of experiences there.

“The programme allows graduates to complete placements in various different parts of the business, which gave our students the chance to question them about different aspects of the business they were interested in.

“The visit was a huge success, so many thanks to Mark, the Citi graduates and Citi for facilitating what was a really useful learning experience for our students.”