Megan Pearson, Corporate Communications, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

“Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (BofAML) Global Transaction Services EMEA team support City Year UK as its selected charity and as part of this, regularly participate in training and development sessions with its young volunteers.

Eight of us from BofAML joined the interview skills afternoon and each ran mock job interviews with two City Year London volunteers. We looked through their CVs and discussed their strong points and how these could be highlighted even further. While the volunteers had crafted impressive CVs and held strong interviews, they still appreciated our feedback and ideas.

Our afternoon wrapped up with everyone comparing it to a song title, and for us it was ’The Edge of Glory’. Not only did the City Year London volunteers make us feel as though our contribution was worthwhile, we felt inspired by their energy, inquisitive nature and selflessness – no doubt they have a strong future ahead of them.

We were delighted to have taken part in the afternoon and encourage others to do the same.”