College students get career advice from
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
that have have been unveiled in 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 60
international firms. This involves contingency planning, crisis management and
making sure those 60 firms don't put customers or the UK's financial system
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