An innovative new scheme designed to fast-track unemployed graduates into financial careers has been announced by Financial Skills Partnership (FSP). 08/08/2012
The Graduate Foundation College will be piloted from September, creating a structured ten-week pre-employment training programme. This will include access to online learning, exam preparation and work experience.
Major employers in the sector, such as Scottish Widows, Aviva and Just Retirement, will help provide the training, ensuring quality and industry relevance.
Small and medium-sized financial advisory firms have been invited to participate in the scheme and will provide six-month work placements to chosen candidates.
Opportunities will be created for up to 150 graduates in Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Manchester, where the college will be rolled out first.
Chief executive officer of FSP, Liz Field, said, 'This visionary idea will give unemployed graduates access to rewarding careers in a sector which many young people have traditionally found difficult to enter, and open up the industry to recruitment from a wider and more diverse pool of candidates.'
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