Understanding City firms

Commercial Awareness
30 - 35 minutes Easy Chris Stoakes
Overview
Looking to work in the City? It's essential to understand how firms are set up and how you will fit into their organisation. Chris makes the complex stuff simple in this guide to City terminology, fee-earners, selling products, collaboration across the City and much more.
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Presenter
Chris Stoakes
Chris Stoakes
Author, Careers expert
Chris Stoakes writes books that help students and young professionals with their careers. His books on the financial markets, how business works and effective business writing help students prepare for interviews and young professionals to hit the ground running and impress their supervisors.
Lessons
1. An introduction to the City
What do we mean by the City? And why is it important? Find out by starting the module now.
1 - 2 minutes
2. Understanding City firms
Discover how City firms are structured and how you can start thinking like the people who work in them. We look at how firms work together and the client management involved.
6 - 6 minutes
3. The fee-earners in the City
Understand the different roles within the City and how they fit together. From fee-earners and back office roles to how teams are structured, here's everything you need to know.
4 - 6 minutes
4. Clients and how to manage them
City firms aim to offer the best possible service and products to their clients. Discover how they manage them, win new business, cross sell and ultimately how you can be an asset to your future clients.
4 - 6 minutes
5. The training you'll receive
City firms are known for excellent training programmes. Discover how they are structured and how you can maximise your personal development.
5 - 7 minutes
6. Choosing a City firm
Chris talks about how you find the right firm for you and how you can have an impact early in your career.
4 - 6 minutes
7. Test your knowledge
Finish the module with a quiz on the key information you've learnt about City firms.
1 - 2 minutes
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