City of London livery company, The Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB), has reached a key milestone through its charitable giving with £1 million being distributed to their charity partners over the past 16 years.
To celebrate hitting the £1 million mark, the WCIB’s Master and Clerk were guests of honour at The Brokerage Citylink’s Working in the City workshop held on 20th October in the City’s tallest building, Salesforce Tower.
The Brokerage is currently a key beneficiary of the WCIB's charitable giving whose emphasis on improving employability of talented students from less advantaged backgrounds chimes very well with the WCIB’s own aims.
The workshop, which forms part of The Brokerage’s flagship programme, has been running for over ten years and is funded by the livery company.
The programme provides students with an insight into the world of work in the business and financial sectors. Each workshop is tailored specifically to the needs of the group and often involves employee interviews, an office tour and interview preparation.
In the last year, 69 Working in the City workshops were hosted by 24 of London’s most prestigious financial corporations for a total of 1,376 students from state schools in 21 boroughs.
The WCIB’s charitable work is primarily focused on funding for charities active in education, financial literacy and raising aspirations and employability of disadvantaged young people.
The Master said: “I am delighted that the Worshipful Company of International Bankers has, within 16 years of its foundation, achieved the significant milestone of contributing over £1 million to good causes.
Its charitable work primarily enables young people from less advantaged backgrounds to aspire to careers through providing relevant education and work placement opportunities and is often enabled and enhanced by the time and skills that International Bankers themselves put in to supporting projects. I trust that the Company and its members will continue to strive to raise aspirations and improve the lives of young people for many years to come.”