Insight Events

The CISI does not just offer qualifications to young people.  The employability and careers agenda is very much at the heart of our work with CISI partner schools and colleges.  We connect financial services firms with Year 12 and Year 13 students who are studying towards our qualifications, through the provision of Insight Events.

These events help to demystify the industry for students and contextualise some of the content covered in CISI qualifications.  They also enable students to network with practitioners at different levels, from various disciplines, in addition to helping them identify the wide range of career opportunities on offer to them on leaving school or university.

What does a typical Insight Event look like?

Insight Events are specifically for young people studying CISI qualifications in schools and colleges. Their purpose is to enhance students' learning experiences and help students to improve their understanding of working within the financial services sector.

Their future, your vision, our focus

The CISI has excellent links within the professional sector through its Corporate Supporters and network of local committees.

We hold regular Insight Events in London, Liverpool, Manchester and Jersey, with the possibility of expanding them to further regions.  Events are held at the offices of firms and involve allow students to engage with practitioners from a variety of disciplines and levels.

To further support students, they will receive free CISI Student membership, opening up a whole host of personal development opportunities.

Contact us

To find out more about our qualifications in schools and colleges, contact CISI Education Development:


+44 20 7645 0714
email educationdevelopment@cisi.org

How can Insight Events make a difference?

Case Study - Maisy Salsbury

maisy-salsburyMaisy successfuly completed the CISI Level 3 Diploma in Finance, Risk & Investment in academic year 2017-18 and won the CISI award for best performing student the the Certificate in Finance, Risk & Decision-Making.

Maisy attended a grammar school in Kent where there was an expectation for students to attend university following the sixth form.  During her time studying towards the CISI qualification, she took the opportunity to attend three London Insight Events which were held during half-terms.  The London events, hosted by Investment 2020 and their partner asset management firms, encouraged Maisy to review her options post A-levels;
"The events I attended through the CISI qualification inspired me to apply for an internship or apprenticeship, a route I hadn’t ever considered before."During the events, Maisy took part in speed-networking sessions where she was able to interact with  practitioners working in different areas of a financial services firm.  Maisy feels that this provided her with a competitive advantage and helped differentiate her from other prospective candidates when applying for school-leaver roles in financial services firms.
"Thanks to the CISI and the Insight days it introduced me to, I have managed to connect with some influential people working in the financial sectors. This is a unique privilege that no other students (outside of CISI) have. It’s a real benefit"Since completing the CISI qualification, Maisy has gained a place on a prestigious school-leaver programme at JP Morgan Asset Management via the Investment 2020 scheme.

Contact us

To find out more about our qualifications in schools and colleges, contact CISI Education Development:


+44 20 7645 0714
email educationdevelopment@cisi.org