Queen Anne’s Visit Deloitte for ‘Women in Business’ Lunch

Monday 8th December 2014

On Thursday 4 December, 12 students from Queen Anne’s attended a ‘Women in Business’ lunch at Deloitte in Reading. The lunch was organised as part of the school’s partnership with Deloitte as a Deloitte Partner School.

During the visit, Queen Anne’s students, from Years U5 to U6, had the opportunity to listen to Leanne Reed, Senior Assistant – Student Recruitment, provide an overview of the Deloitte application process and current Deloitte employees, Katherine Robinson and Ashton Beckett also spoke about their experiences of working for one of the “Big Four” professional services firms.

Students then participated in ‘The Jaffa Cake Debate’, a business game designed to promote a lively debate on whether a jaffa cake is classed as a biscuit or a cake, for VAT purposes, from the viewpoint of United Biscuits and the HRMC. Pupils were divided into two groups and were required to put together a report to argue their case. ‘The Jaffa Cake Debate’ is an exercise based on a real-life court case, in which United Biscuits was the eventual winner.

GCSE student Olivia Dunning, said, “Our visit to Deloitte was really informative and useful and the experience has given me a much clearer perspective with regards to the career path that I would like to take in the future.”

Over lunch, students then had the opportunity to network with Ella Kemp and Hayley Forrester, who both joined Deloitte through the Bright Start Scheme, and Catherine Hargreaves, who started at Deloitte as a Graduate.

Following the event, Mrs Linda McGrenary, Head of Careers at Queen Anne’s said, “Participating in the ‘Women in Business’ lunch today was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to discover just one of the many career possibilities that are on offer after school and to really explore the options available in order to pursue a career in Finance and Business.”

Mr Rob Bray, Manager in the Audit Advisory practice at Deloitte said, Our Brightstart Programme is proving exceptionally successful and is yielding a market leading crop of talent. It’s really exciting to partner with Queen Anne’s School and we have been so impressed by their tenacity and confidence. We hope we can offer some great guidance to the girls regardless of whether they choose to follow a career with us or not.”

Click here to view a slideshow of photographs from the visit:

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