Business Visit to HSBC HQ

Business students from The Sixth Form College, Solihull visited HSBC’s Corporate Banking Centre in London recently.

Business students work at HSBCThe A level Business students were given a talk on HSBC’s long-term strategy and how they are adapting to social and technological change. Paul Szumilewicz, Retail Banking and Wealth Management Director, discussed the opportunities and threats of globalisation, and how increased competition ensured HSBC’s decision-making and innovation was of paramount importance.

As well as the presentation, the students took part in activities in which they outlined the requisite skills of a great leader, and were given challenging scenario’s in which they had to present their decision to a panel of “banking dragons”.

Business teacher Mike Albanese commented:

“It was a great trip and we thank HSBC for welcoming us into their Corporate Banking Centre. Getting first-hand experience of the way a big multi-national firm like HSBC works will have helped develop the students understanding for their A level studies.”

As well as an A level in Business, the College also offers a BTEC Extended Diploma in Business. Both are advanced level courses that lead to students onto Higher Education, but the A level route is assessed by way of examinations and the BTEC by coursework.

4 April 2017