FTSE Russell Volunteers Empower Students Through Interactive Insight Day

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We had the privilege of leading an insight day with FTSE Russell, an LSEG Business (London Stock Exchange Group) with 30 Year 12 students from Christ the King Sixth Form College (CTK), St Mary’s Campus, with the aim of decoding careers within the Benchmarking and Indices industry.

The students heard from Fiona Bassett, FTSE Russell CEO and Arne Staal, FTSE Russell Head of Product, allowing them to ask questions and hear about their career journeys and what FTSE Russell does.

In feedback, the students rated the day 4.7/5, and one student, Harrington, said, “I enjoyed listening to the mentors and all the information I gained from it. I especially liked how friendly the mentors were when it came to answering questions and how in-depth they went."

The young people met many role models from across the business and participated in workshops on job-hunting and empathic accuracy and negotiation, as well as learning the steps to join FTSE Russell in an Early Career Role. These workshops delivered key soft skills in communication, reading body language and presenting themselves from relatable role models who shared a path to follow.

I’m delighted to have hosted this insight day with Urban Synergy and the talented students from CTK. Events like this are essential to engage with the local community and show young people from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunities available to them at FTSE Russell.

Urban Synergy helps us deliver tangible volunteering opportunities for the team with senior leadership engagements, which shows our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are actively seeking diverse talent to join us and help drive the Benchmarking and Indices industry.

Tola Omotayo, Managing Director & Global Head of Product Development, FTSE Russell

100% of students said they had heard about new career pathways, and 100% felt more motivated about their future after the event.

We’d like to thank all the inspiring volunteers who gave their time to support our young people.

If you would like to know more about our insight days, please contact us.