How our work experience student gained an insight into the world of commercial finance

Work experience is something that virtually every student participates in at some stage of their later school years.  It is almost like a ‘rite of passage’ where they step out of their classroom and into the ‘real world’ of commerce or industry for one week as they sample what life could be like once they finish their education.  Very often the student has to source the work experience facility for themselves, which is when family or friends frequently provide an opportunity for them to dip their toe in the water of the working world.  Last week at Synergy Commercial Finance we found ourselves in that position when we welcomed Archie Simpson, son of our Group MD Nick Simpson, to spend a week in our York offices, watching and learning just why Synergy is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading commercial finance providers.

Archie swapped his school uniform for his ‘working clothes’ as he shadowed the Synergy team and learned at first hand just what is involved in the world of commercial finance.  He discovered more about Synergy’s national network of local commercial finance brokers and learned how they serve an enormous portfolio of businesses who are looking to obtain the very best commercial finance solutions to help them implement their own business plans.

Archie also found out more about the AFS franchise operation along with the benefits of becoming a Synergy franchisee.  He witnessed at first hand just how Synergy assist their brokers to become FCA compliant and how our ‘Broker in a Box’ support package enables brokers to remain compliant and provides all the backing they require to help them develop their own business.  One of the important benefits Archie discovered during his week at Synergy was how the Group’s unique funding panel, now numbering in excess of 200 lending sources, helps brokers to structure the very best and most competitive commercial finance deals for their clients.

All in all it was an excellent and valuable experience for Archie and by the end of his week what he had experienced in our offices has inspired him to seriously consider the commercial finance sector as a career once he finishes his education.

But don’t just take our word for it; here is what Archie wrote following his Synergy experience.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Synergy and I found it very interesting and influential, which is why I think I would like to look for a job in this sector at some point in the future.  One example of what I definitely found of interest during my time in the Synergy offices is how topics that I have learned from class have been brought to life through on-going case studies.  Luckily, I have been very well looked after by everyone at the offices and they really made me feel part of the team through their welcoming attitude and the kindness they showed me.”

If you would like to know more about Synergy Commercial Finance then please do not hesitate to contact us to discover how our experience, expertise and resources can provide the funding solution you are looking for.  You can call us on 01904 481 786.  You can also email: or you can send a message using the online form on our Contact page.

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