"I wanted to pass on our huge thanks to you for a terrific City Careers Open House today. All our volunteers found the experience very enjoyable and rewarding and we hope that the pupils and staff of Stockwell Primary did too." Partner, Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP
Working with our schools team, many firms provide meeting rooms, refreshments and staff volunteers to enable us to deliver one of hundreds of schools workshops we offer - FREE - to state schools from many of London's most disadvantaged boroughs. These sessions provide information, insights and awareness to thousands of children and young people about careers in London's financial sector, with the aim of raising their aspirations and opening up possibilities.
State Street, Citi and Lloyd's of London - just some of the organisations who have funded us to develop bespoke 'mentoring' programmes in their workplaces. These programmes provide ambitious and motivated young people with invaluable employability skills, confidence and advice, helping them to reach their professional goals in their chosen careers. The mentors learn and develop important communication, management and coaching skills and experience which they can use in their workplace.
Continuum - our mentoring programme with State Street - is now in its fourth year, and has grown to support over 30 mentees per year, all undergraduates from London from state schools. Each mentor is a senior level employee from State Street. To date, 103 employees have volunteered to help 118 young people. The Brokerage now has eight alumni working at State Street on merit - an unintended but positive outcome of the programme!
In 2015, this programme was shortlisted as a Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards Finalist in the Community Partners category. See more here.
Momentum - Momentum is a unique cross-firm mentoring programme we run in partnership with State Street and Citi designed to foster the advancement of female leadership talent and create impact with undergraduate women aiming for a future career in the banking industry.
Each of the female undergraduates on the scheme is mentored by a female Vice-President/Director at one of the two firms. In turn, the mentor is themselves mentored by a senior Managing Director-level representative from the other firm. See more here.
Lloyd's Community Programme - The mentoring programme aims to develop the professional skills of the young people by linking them with a young professional from the Lloyd’s market. The mentoring sessions focus on the skills vital for the workplace, including communication, presentation and interview skills, goal setting and networking. Read more here.
91% of candidates joining us last year were from BAME backgrounds
Overall, we've worked with over 125 companies to help fill their school leaver, apprenticeship and graduate roles
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