Ladies – finished (or about to finish) Uni but not entirely sure what to do next?  Looking to radically change your career? Well, the Bank of England could be looking for you!

Yes, that’s right, the Bank of England is looking to fill some graduate level roles and there’s no need for a degree in finance or computing to join their IT department; just a desire to work in IT and learn more.  The Bank values their female employees, who tend to stay for longer in its IT area and so it wishes to get the message out to all ’Girl Geeks’ out there that they are hiring.

The Bank of England is so generous that they will be offering some insight and advice valuable for anyone applying anywhere, so even if you’re not ready right now or unsure of the IT roles within the Bankyou should pop along for the skills session which will help immensely at any job interview.

Remember that this is for *ANYONE* – not just those with a degree in IT or finance (however a background in maths, natural sciences or computing  is helpful!). Last year they recruited someone with a degree in philosophy so please do come along to see what it’s all about.

Here are the vital stats – if you have a genuine interest in working in IT and are predicted or have achieved a minimum of a 2:1 for your degree, just send an email to networkingevent@bankofengland.co.uk and attach your CV.  My degree is in psychology and I work in a heavily technical discipline and so could you – at the Bank of England!

Date: Thursday 29 October 2009
Time: 4pm – 6.30pm
Location: Bank of England
Event Title: Women’s Networking Event
Outline:
4pm – 5.30pm: Presentation and Q&A by the IT department and then a skills session (TBC but related to applying to/working for the Bank of England)
5.30pm – 6.30pm: Keynote speech from Sarah Breeden, Head of Risk Management followed by drinks and nibbles with members of the Bank’s Women’s Network

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Come on ladies – it’s worth the opportunity to join one of the country’s most prestigious institutions in their IT department without needing a background in It – just a genuine interest in it.  See you there!!

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