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Summer taster programme 2024

Our summer taster programme is a three day non-residential programme for students who are thinking about a career in financial services and are interested in studying related subjects at university. 

In 2024, students can attend one of the following:

Tuesday 16 JulyThursday 18 July 


Tuesday 6 August Thursday 8 August



Why do it?

Summer taster programme will give you an insight into the world of banking and finance. It will also introduce the various career paths available to you within financial services, and can help you think about whether a career in these areas is right for you.

Over three days, you will take part in a variety of workshops, talks and lectures led by experts that already work in the industry. There will also be a number of social activities to introduce you to our staff and students, and to give you a taste of student life with us in the heart of the City.

Who is it for?

We encourage you to apply for the summer taster programme if you:

  • Are a Year 11 or Year 12 student as of September 2023
  • Have five 9 to 4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent), including English and Maths
  • Have a broad interest in finance, economics or business
  • Considering applying to university.

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How do I apply?

You can apply to summer taster programme 2024 using our online registration form.

Please note you may not be contacted immediately. It could take 3-5 working days and there is no need to contact us unless this amount of time has elapsed.

If you have already applied, your application will be reviewed and a member of our programmes team will contact you and instruct you how to make online payments. You will then receive a confirmation email once the payment has been received. 

A full schedule will be emailed to you closer to the event.

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What does it cost?


  • £90 per student
  • £50 per student currently studying the CeFS or DipFS

Refreshments and lunch will be provided every day and the cost of materials and all excursions are covered within the course fee.

Please note: We do not provide accommodation. Suggestions on places to stay are available in the Accommodation section below.


We are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries that cover the full cost of the programme. These may require a deposit that is refunded when you attend the programme. To qualify for this, you should meet at least one of the criteria below: 

  • Be living in a POLAR4 area of quintile 1 or 2 

  • Are in, or have been in, the care of the Local Authority

  • Receives free school meals.

Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

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Below is a rough schedule of the activities that will take place during the programme. An updated schedule with full details will be available closer to the event.


  • Lecture: Introduction to the banking and financial services sector and quiz
  • Lecture: Introduction to FinTech
  • Interactive Workshop: Amplify Trading. 


  • Lecture: Introduction to sustainability
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A: Industry professionals discuss their route into a successful career and answer your questions
  • Networking Lunch: Network with panel members –the perfect opportunity to start building connections
  • Workshop: Challenger Bank team challenge.


  • Workshop: Careers and employability in financial services 
  • Networking Session: Meet our staff and students and find out more about our degree programmes.
  • Walking tour around The City. 
Filming and photography: Footage from certain sessions may be filmed for educational and marketing purposes. You will have the option to opt out of any filming or photography before the event starts.

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We have provided some guidance below on sources of short-term accommodation close to our campus.

Hotels in close proximity:

*Please note: should you decide to say in short-term accommodation, The London Institute of Banking & Finance will not be responsible for you.

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Please contact us at for any queries or you require more information