Managing Director Will de Lucy brought Amplify Trading’s innovative trading technology and his fifteen years of industry experience to campus, providing intensive capital markets training for students who are considering a placement or career in the financial sector.
Feedback from the event was extremely positive - with 78% of respondents* confirming that 'they think the University should definitely offer sessions like this more often and to more students.'
Comments from the attendees included: "An amazing experience of trading & global markets, which greatly complements the theory I have been taught at university."
"It was so enjoyable to be able to try out activities I never thought I would be able to do without actually working in the financial industry."
"An excellent insight into the both the buy and sell side of finance and with strong links to the real world, bridging the learning gap between university studies and the industry."
Overall the respondents felt that the training:
- added value to their CV (93% rated this excellent and good)
- helped them find out what career path to follow (93% excellent and good)
- developed their practical experience (93% excellent and good)
- provided value for money (91% excellent and good)
- was an enjoyable experience (95% excellent and good).
Kirsten Brown, Placements Manager for the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, who organised the event said:
It’s really encouraging that so many students engaged with, and benefited from, this external training. As a placements team we’re always looking at ways in which we can provide our students with market-relevant skills and experience. The financial sector is particularly competitive and we are keen to ensure that University of Bath students are standing out to potential employers for both placement opportunities and graduate roles. We’re keen to provide our students with Amplify training and other employability-focused events in the future.