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Financial Planner offers career advice to Sixth Formers

On Thursday, 7 February, Jordan Toomer, a partner of Cirencester based wealth management company, St. James’s Place, visited Rendcomb Sixth Form students to talk about careers in finance and business.

Jordan, a chartered financial planner, spoke to the students about St. James’s Place and the finance sector as a whole, giving an insight into how to progress into a career in both finance and business.

Using his own career journey as an example, he compared the benefits and drawbacks of both going to university and apprenticeships. The session encouraged the students to think about the options available to them before making a career decision.

Hannah Ash, Head of Business and Economics at Rendcomb College, said: “It was great to welcome Jordan Toomer to Rendcomb College for a talk about working in the finance sector. With so many of our pupils aspiring to work in finance in some capacity in the future, it was great to hear about Jordan's journey so far. He shared some thought provoking insights into the world of investment which has already led to good discussions in Economics and Business Studies lessons. It was also good for the students to hear that although a degree can be very useful, there are other routes into a career in finance.”

Rendcomb College A Level Business Studies and Economics students will be visiting St. James’s Place in Cirencester in May, touring their headquarters, listening to talks from some of the key functional areas of the business, a careers talk and a networking lunch.

Deputy Head Boy and Business Studies student, Tom Finch, said: “It was a very interesting talk and gave us a good idea about St. James’s Place and the work they do before we visit later in the year. I think for some non-business studies students it also sparked an interest in the industry.”