As part of their Career Ready programme, high performing students from New City College's Redbridge campus enjoyed a trip to Milan in northern Italy.
The trip included a visit to one of the largest insurance groups in Italy - Unipol Sai - and to one of the largest financial institutions - Citi. The students had masterclasses with some of the managers as well as touring the company's operations.
They also had time to tour the city, visiting the Duomo Cathedral and art galleries. After Milan, the group went onto stay at Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como, just outside the city.
Career Ready is a successful programme open to New City College's business, accounting, computing and IT students. The programme includes mentoring opportunities with leading businesses in the City of London; visits to businesses alongside work placements; and prepares students for careers in the financial and business sectors, helping them to focus on their future study and career ambitions, leading to careers in accounting, marketing, business strategy or human resources.