London Stock Exchange (LSE) have worked in collaboration with charity City Gateway to offer a brand new financial services industry apprenticeship.
The new scheme will offer 16- to 24-year-olds the opportunity to gain access to a career in the City of London via an internship with the London Stock Exchange and its scheme partners. Standard Chartered, Societe Generale and Allianz Global Investors are also taking on apprentices. 12 apprentices start with the London Stock Exchange this year.
The year-long apprenticeships offer the chance to study for an NVQ in Business Administration alongside their work and training supporting London Stock Exchange professionals. Training will include presentation skills, IT, business writing skills, networking and career planning.
Xavier Rolet, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group, said: “One of London’s great qualities is the diversity of its population and fully harnessing this makes great business sense. As an organisation we are delighted to launch this important new programme for young people and I wish all those taking part the greatest success.”
Shabana Mahmood MP, Shadow Exchequer Secretary, commented: “I am very encouraged to see the financial services industry providing new and exciting apprenticeship opportunities for young people. The Gateway to the City initiative will deliver valuable training and support to those at the start of their careers who may otherwise not have been provided it. I wish the scheme the greatest success and encourage other financial services companies to join London Stock Exchange Group and its partners.”