World of Work Talk

The pupils in years 6, 7 and 8 were very fortunate to have the opportunity to attend a ‘World of Work’ talk given by Mrs Rebecca McVittie on Monday evening this week. Mrs McVittie is based in the City of London but travels throughout the world in connection with her career with Fidelity Asset Management specialising in investment in emerging markets. Many of the children were curious about the content of the talk, but what quickly become apparent was just how fascinating the work is. Mrs McVittie spoke about her early education as a classicist and the fact that she was considering Law as a career, when a holiday job in the City was offered to her and the rest became history!

The children listened intently and when asked if they would like to ask any questions, amazed the staff with their intelligent and thoughtful questions, which included – the possible impact of Brexit on investment – at what age can you start investing with Fidelity – to – what is the gender mix at your firm? Many thanks to Rebecca for taking the time out of her very busy schedule to talk to our children (Rebecca was flying out to Switzerland at 4.00 am the following morning!) the children were really fascinated and totally engaged in the subject.

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