Discover Governance events

Whether you're starting your career or looking to change careers, our discovery events offer a chance for you to find out what a governance professional does, meet those in the profession and find out what an average day entails.

Join us to explore the breadth of opportunity that a career in governance and company secretarial can offer.

Do you know what a career in governance entails? This virtual event will demonstrate how a law or business degree provides you with the foundation you need to be a company secretary or governance professional and equip you with the skills you need to start a career that spans multiple sectors.

The technical knowledge base for this career path is law, business and finance. What is most important are the personality traits and soft skills required to excel in the role. Having confidence in yourself, being solution led, being able to build trusted relationships and having a high level of written communication. These skills will develop with experience and serve you well throughout your career.

Whether you are a sixth form student, university student or a recent graduate – or you support those who are – this webinar will introduce you to a career path that is rewarding and impactful.

A career in governance

Are you looking for a role where you could work with boards at an early stage in your career? Interested in a role where you could implement and build on the knowledge from your degree? Intrigued by a role that is transportable between sectors?

During this informative webinar, you will hear from governance experts and a specialist recruitment consultant who will share information on routes into the profession and possible career paths once in role, and discuss the salary potential. As well as other key information about how to network, getting your social media right and getting your CV and your brand (you) prepared.

Why attend?

Join our free webinar to find out about what the role of the company secretary and governance professional includes. Hear from our panel of company secretaries as they share their career journeys, focusing on highlights such as:

  • why they chose to become a company secretary or governance professional;
  • their academic and career backgrounds (e.g. law degree);
  • what drew them to the role;
  • what a typical day looks like and why they love what they do;
  • what they love (and find challenging) about their role;
  • the breadth of their in-company stakeholder reach; and
  • how they can use their unique position to support, advise and influence the board.

Who should attend?

This is a must-attend event for university students or recent graduates looking to find out more about a career in governance or the company secretary's role. Students’ parents and careers advisers are also welcome.


I attended the 'Discover Governance' event and it was fantastic, encouraging and insightful! Despite having had little knowledge of the profession, I left the talk feeling informed and I'm now considering the prospect of pursuing a CG career myself. The event was extremely well-organised & ran very smoothly. As a result of the event, I am now actively applying for roles in corporate governance. It really has been refreshing to discover a career in which I will be provided with high-levels of responsibility, alongside the opportunity to use my business/entrepreneurial mindset - something that a legal career often denies!
Past delegate