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13th June 2016
CISI Internship

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This summer BRI is piloting an internship alongside the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). James Townsend, the student participating in this pilot scheme, is in the process of completing his MSc in Investment Analysis from Aston University and in March was awarded an Educational Trust award from CISI for excellence in his work.

BRI welcomes a handful of work experience placements every summer and the team enjoys imparting their knowledge and passion for the industry on to future generations. For example, in October last year, we welcomed 13 members of Coventry University’s Investment Society to the office to share our investment experience and expertise.

We believe that successful internships not only enhance a student’s CV but also increases a student’s job prospects, since employers like to see some degree of work experience, especially when it is industry specific.

James will have exposure to all departments within BRI and has been tasked with a project that will provide him with a well-rounded knowledge of the industry.

Sally Plant, CISI Assistant Director, Educational Development commented: ‘We are delighted to support this important initiative between BRI, Aston University and student James Townsend. It is an excellent example of the opportunities which the local business community can offer when combined with an academic institution. We believe James will receive a fantastic overview into the world of investment management and thereby gain an edge in the competitive jobs market.’