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Careers trip to London

A bright and early start saw 30 students and 4 staff heading down the M40 to experience our capital for the 2018 version of the Business and Careers trip to London.

We started off with a visit to Accenture on Fenchurch St where we learned about the future shape of Business including remote monitoring of a mine in South Africa, showing detail down to the tyre pressure on vehicles on the other side of the world.  This oversight had improved efficiency there by up to 30%.  We also saw how to program a robot arm to carry out a simple task repeatedly and then some of us had the chance to use their state of the art VR kit to carry out a task in a virtual lab.

After this, a half hour walk took us to Unilever where we learned about how and why the company prioritises Corporate Social Responsibility. This was followed by a valuable discussion that included the potential of apprenticeships in comparison with the traditional degree course route to the workplace.  We also enjoyed sampling various Unilever products and were given a goody bag with more in to take away with us.

Next port of call was the new King’s College Business School located in the old BBC World Service Bush House location.  An entertaining interactive lecture explained the courses available at the School whilst also giving us a taster of business decision making.  Then we moved upstairs to the Bush House rooftop terrace to enjoy the view of the city in the networking event where we met with  old Warwickians who were kind enough to give up their time to enjoy the refreshments and give us some contacts and pointers about jobs in the city.   The now traditional Pizza dinner on the coach home rounded off an enjoyable and instructive day for us all.