Banking and finance has always been a fast-evolving sector, and is key to tackling some of the biggest challenges the world faces. That's one of the many reasons why financial services is such an interesting and exciting area to work in. But now, more than ever, the industry needs workforce diversity to generate fresh ideas and perspectives.
If you're considering a career in financial services or as a banker – and you come from an under-represented background – we may be able to offer you additional support through one of our three dedicated programmes:
REACH – a series of free events, each targeted at a different demographic: women, mature learners and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds
STEPS, which offers support to students from under-represented backgrounds throughout their time studying with us, and
the Mature Students Programme, which offers extra help to those who join us aged over 21.
REACH is a programme of free events that offer insights into the world of banking and finance while highlighting some of the key diversity issues the industry faces. We encourage you to register for our next REACH event if you:
- have a broad interest in finance, economics and banking
- are considering applying to university
- are interested in a career in banking and finance.
We invite you to:
Find out more about our events and register to attend on our Events page
Our REACH events are currently being held online on Zoom. If you have any questions about, or suggestions for REACH, please get in touch at email@example.com
“Going from being a lorry driver to working in finance – I was making a huge transition. I eventually realised that it was only three years of my life and once they’d passed, I would have a degree and more opportunities.”
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