Classroom to Boardroom with Trinity School and KPMG


Our Results

EiA ran a Classroom to Boardroom programme on the 26th– 28th August 2015 with Trinity School. This is the second year we have ran our Classroom to Boardroom programme with Trinity School. The challenge was set by KPMG.

KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax and advisory. They have 162,000 professionals working together to deliver value in 155 countries.

They set the following challenge:

  • Firstly, you will need to choose a name for your professional services firm.
  • Next, you will need to develop a 30-40 minute presentation to present to the Addage Executive Board. Within your presentation you will need to include:
    • A brief introduction as to why Diversity and Inclusion are important to an organisation
    • The recruitment objectives you aim to achieve
    • Your Diversity and Inclusion strategy, this should include:
      • Your recruitment strategy (e.g. social media, print, recruitment and assessment tools etc.)
    • Budget and costing estimates (Your budget is £100k)


Entrepreneurs in Action felt that the Classroom to Boardroom programmewas a success with great contributions from the students from Trinity School.

Here are comments from the panel from KPMG:

  • “Very impressed with student engagement and commitment to success. Excellent use of time and very pro-active. Nathan and Usman were superb.”

Joanne Ritchie, Audit Manager/School Leaver Programme Manager, KPMG LLP (UK)

  • “Excellent quality of the presentation. Well organised with minimal influence for the panel.”

Arvind Kannan, Senior Manager, KPMG LLP (UK)

  • “Very impressed with the overall quality of the presentation and the insights given. Especially impressed given the very tight timeframe that this was delivered in.”

Hazel McKie, Senior Manager- Tax, KPMG LLP (UK)

Here is what the students said about the programme

  • “The ability to assure people of the value of their work and to help them realise their potential.”
  • “Watching the team present their individual parts and watching the reaction from the panel.”
  • “Leading a team of 18 to create such a powerful PowerPoint within 9 hours of work.”

Here is what the teachers said about the programme

  • “The abilty of the students to work independently and collaboratively to achieve extraordinary outcomes under pressure. They have to show great initiative and team work, as well as public speaking, which are crucial life skills.”

Philip Abbott, Head of Upper/Carer Sixth, Trinity School