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Shawbrook partners with education charity to unlock careers in financial services for young people – FE News

Shawbrook strives to improve opportunities for more young people by giving them unique insights into careers in the financial services industry.

Through a new partnership with education charity Future First, Shawbrook will provide public schools and college students with the support, advice and encouragement they need to consider careers in financial services, helping businesses connect with top talent. Make it possible.

By enabling volunteers to communicate securely with students using Future First Hub, a social media-style platform, Shawbrook employees can leverage their skills, knowledge, and experience to conduct online workshops and online work. Mentoring youth in schools across the country through our shop. such as mentoring.

The company will make six-figure generous donations over the next three years, as well as host Insight Days at its offices for young people to learn what life is like in the industry. Our employees also create engaging and relevant multiple content, enabling young people to participate in the lives of professionals in the field, providing personal education and professional journeys, and guiding them to where they are today. talk about a choice.

It can be difficult for young students to imagine life after school or after college. Future First is the only charity in the UK that helps broaden the horizons of young people in public schools and universities by connecting them with friendly role models.

Debbie Griffin, Shawbrook’s Chief People and Marketing Officer, said:

“We are excited to be working with Future First to help the next generation find career opportunities they probably didn’t even know existed. I am passionate about creating more diversity in the workplace and helping others benefit as much as we do.”

“We are pleased that the financial support we are providing will enable more schools to access the Future First Hub. In addition, we are pleased to offer students the opportunity to engage with our people, an organization like ours.”

Future First CEO Lorraine Langham said:

“Too many young people don’t know anyone who knows what job they want and lose confidence in their future. Connecting with employees at companies like Shawbrook puts young people in the environment, sees things from a different perspective, and realizes their potential. We have the opportunity to make it happen.”

“They may never have considered a career in the financial services sector an opportunity for them, but opportunities like this can change those misconceptions and, in turn, broaden the talent pool in the sector. increase.”

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