Recognised as one of the world’s most sustainable banks, BNP Paribas has invested in BUCS to support talented students with their transition from university to the world of work.
The partnership allows opportunities for student athletes to come face to face with BNP Paribas staff at the upcoming BUCS Sporting Leaders Festival in September, providing a chance to meet BUCS alumni who have turned their talents from the field into a successful career at BNP Paribas. The festival will have a focus on upskilling students looking for jobs after graduation and supporting them in applying for graduate schemes, as well as educating on BNP Paribas’ spring and summer pipeline programmes.
Studies show students who play sport at university achieve higher academic results as well as have enhanced leadership, communication, time management, resilience, and confidence. BUCS is pleased BNP Paribas recognise the talents across the membership, valuing the higher education sport sector as a pathway for talented future employees.
Vince Mayne, BUCS CEO, commented on the partnership: “We’re very excited to be partnering with such a well-known global brand as BNP Paribas. Those of us who work in this sector get to see the quality of our students every day, and we are pleased BNP Paribas recognise BUCS as a gateway to engaging talented students. I look forward to seeing the activity across the partnership and the number of BUCS students working for BNP Paribas growing.”
Matthew Ponsonby, Head of Global Banking, UK at BNP Paribas said: “We know at BNP Paribas that athletes tend to be very self-motivated, disciplined and really understand the need for collective effort. We are delighted to have the opportunity to support students like these and are convinced they will hit the ground running!”
BNP Paribas are actively seeking talented BUCS students to fulfil their upcoming roles.
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