Palmer’s students impress the bankers!

TEN Palmer’s students wowed a panel of eight Lloyds Bank branch managers with their confident presentations, great personalities and incredible well researched ideas.

The presentations were part of the Next Top Boss Business Challenge, which took place last week. The students gave up their lunch-time to deliver their timed presentations as well as answer questions from the panel about their recommendations.
The College was paired up with Lloyds Bank for this year’s Business Challenge. Last year the College worked with DP World. Both employers were an absolute pleasure to work with and offered brilliant opportunities for our students.

Mark Vinall, Principal of Palmer’s College, said: “Next Top Boss is a wonderful opportunity for students to prove themselves with industry and we have been very fortunate to be able to match some excellent students with Lloyds Bank.

Stephen Arnold, South Essex Area Director of Lloyds Bank, said: “The team from Palmer’s presented their solutions to the Business Challenge to a panel of eight bank managers at the college. The bank managers were astonished at the quality of the solutions and the effort that had gone into presenting the ideas to the panel. One of the Bank Managers said he would “fund them now” to implement the idea for #cards!”

Maths student and winning team member, Sumnima Nembang, 16 from Grays said: “I’ve gained so much from taking part in NTB and am so grateful for being given this opportunity at College.”

The Next Top Boss competition is led by Thurrock Council and delivered by a number of schools and colleges in Thurrock with great ongoing support from local businesses such as Lloyds.

Lloyds Bank has also offered a summer paid apprenticeship to one lucky Palmer’s student. Students will need to apply and will all be interviewed.

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