City of London Business Traineeship programme

The award-winning City of London Business Traineeship programme offers employers, within London’s financial districts, access to talented and ambitious young Londoners in Year 13 (aged 17-18).

The scheme aims to boost social mobility and diversity by helping employers to engage with bright, local talent.

This City of London Corporation programme is free for employers to take part in, with the only cost being the student’s salary. Companies are supported every step of the way by The Brokerage, making the programme ideal for those who are new to hosting interns or would like to broaden an existing scheme.

Over 100 top employers have taken part in the programme using it to help meet their CSR objectives, diversity goals and recruitment needs. Through the programme you can:

  • Gain access to diverse, local young people interested in financial and professional service. In 2017, 93% of our interns were from BAME backgrounds and 51% were female.
  • Meet high quality candidates, suitable for a variety of roles.
  • Offer development opportunities for your staff.
  • Create a talent pipeline.
  • Support local communities and improve social mobility.
  • Establish best practice in diversity and inclusion -all participating employers are eligible to be nominated for the prestigious City of London Business Traineeship Awards, presented by the Lord Mayor.

Read all about the candidates that took part in the 2017 programme in our yearbook.

How does it work?

We work with you to make sure taking on an intern (or interns) is as easy as possible. As a rough outline, the process is as follows:

  1. Decide on the number and duration of internships you would like to provide.
  2. Work with The Brokerage to confirm the job description, start date and selection process for your intern/s.
  3. The Brokerage will advertise the position, shortlist the best and most suitable CVs and co-ordinate interviews on your behalf.
  4. Interview and select your students for their placements. Check in with The Brokerage team at key points for support.

To read more about getting involved in the programme, take a look at our employer brochure.

To get involved or to speak to us about participating in the programme, please contact: Rosa Morgan-Baker, Head of Partnerships
[email protected], tel: 020 7628 9904