Royal London visit

Today students from Year 10 visited Royal London, to get an insight into working life in a big city firm. The students really benefitted from the day and were very excited to share their experience with their friends and staff back at school. Marc Anderson, Lead Solicitor for the Royal London Group Legal, said of the visit: ‘[I] really enjoyed having you and the students here today. I was especially impressed by their enthusiasm and testing questions. They are each a real credit to Eastbrook!’ We couldn’t agree more.

Below is a write-up of the day authored by one of the students, Denis Zaslati.

On the 26th of November 5 students from year 10 were selected to go on a trip courtesy of Mr Nathan and Marc Lead solicitor of Royal London Group we have received the opportunity to go to the biggest mutual insurer in the United Kingdom with Group funds under management of £100 Billion.  The students got the chance to get a tour of the London office situated in near Monument station.
The one in a million guy Marc Anderson met us at the reception where we each got our individual cards to walk around.  We then made a stop in front of the CEO’s office Barry O’Dwyer where we had a chance to say “Hi” and also ask for a job.  We also had the once in a life time opportunity to see how the company was run and how they used strategies to improve the profits and customer growth from Marc’s direct boss Fergus Speight which has an official position of General Counsel which also offered to give work experience for further Eastbrook School students. 
Fabian Alvares – Senior E-Business Conversion & Analytics Manager, Consumer Division gave us a tester on how they use their own website to collect the data to refurbish their website to attract more customers.  Lastly, we got the chance to meet Marc’s from the Legal & Co Sec team at lunch Glenn Hammet, Matt Blake and Mandy Lampert.  They were all very enthusiastic and happy to have lunch with us and also answer any questions we had.
Overall this was a fantastic, entertaining and educational trip for all of us. Also gave us a tester of the law and how a insurance company is made up of many different people and how so many different jobs can be found just within one company.
Myself , Denis Zaslati, Mr Nathan and students involved would like to say a special thank you to Marc for inviting us.’