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Financial giant chooses business students

Published: 7th July 2011

A FINANCIAL internship competition has been won by a student from Manchester Metropolitan University for the third year running.

The Aviva Future Adviser Programme, launched exclusively at Manchester Metropolitan in 2009, was scooped by Nathaniel Thomas, a 26-year-old on the BA (Hons) International Business course.

The insurance giant, formerly Norwich Union, offers its select ‘Gold Awards’ once a year open to all business students at a host of universities in the UK.

Nathaniel, from Leicestershire, had to write a 900-word article about financial advice and complete an assessment day in York with interviews and team exercises.

Opportunities of employment

He wins a fully-paid, six-week summer internship, £500 cash and a student profile in front of thousands of prospective employers.

Students from the Business School also won the Gold award in 2010 and 2009 and some of our undergraduates won Silver and Bronze Awards.

Oliver Princep, senior lecturer in accounting and finance, said: “The Aviva Future adviser programme is just one of the many ways in which this University enhances the chances of employment for our students.”

Financial advisers salaries start at £15,000 - £25,000, and an experienced adviser can earn up to £55,000.

To enter next year’s competition, consult the website www.futureadviserprogramme.com or contact Oliver on 0161 247 3856 o.princep@mmu.ac.uk