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Mercia Asset Management
Event date:  
2019-10-23
Ash Green School and Arts College
Ash Green School & Arts College in Coventry are in their second year of working in partnership with Enabling Enterprise to develop their students Essential Skills through Business Trip and Challenge Day opportunities.
Ash Green School and Arts College
Ash Green School & Arts College in Coventry are in their second year of working in partnership with Enabling Enterprise to develop their students Essential Skills through Business Trip and Challenge Day opportunities.
Mercia Asset Management
Mercia Asset Management is one of the leading investment businesses in UK technology, specialising in the commercialisation of pioneering businesses across exciting growth sectors in which deep expertise is held.
Invest for Success
From the moment they arrived, students were putting their essential skills into action. First of all by gathering as much information as they could about their hosts and the volunteers who were joining them for the day, and then further as they explored the workplace through a tour. Then, in teams, the students were set their Staying Positive challenge: to take on the role of Investment Bankers and help their clients make the most of their money. They began by researching their clients and the three companies they could invest in. Then, they made investment decisions and showed great resilience as they found out how their portfolio had done over time. They reflected on the decisions they had made and how they could keep going to try to make the biggest return for their clients. The day ended with a chance to share their achievements with a panel of volunteers. They reflected on how they had applied Staying Positive throughout the challenge and looked ahead to how they could apply this skill again in the future.
An inspiring day for all students! Throughout the wide variety of tasks our students engaged with, it was fantastic to see their presentation skills and confidence grow.
Vice Principal, Ash Green School
I really enjoyed meeting new people and using pro's & con's to solve investment problems with my team.
Year 8 Student, Ash Green School
A thoroughly enjoyable and engaging day. It was great to work with the students and help them to develop such important work place skills
Employee volunteer, Mercia Asset Management