I've been with Excelian for just over a month and I have learnt a whole host of skills already, ranging from soft-skills, an introduction to the financial markets, and Java programming. Our trainers have been fantastic, all with over 10 years’ experience in the City.

First thoughts about the programme: it’s highly competitive and I'm amongst some really intelligent, friendly people. There’s a great mix of nationalities too.

Best bit so far: developing my knowledge of the financial markets and presenting on FX. Also, the tour of the City.

My findings: there is a healthy balance between work and extra-curricular activities. And I can already see huge opportunities for career progression.

Looking forward to our visit to the Bank of England in the coming weeks.