In June, E2W announced a programme in partnership with the CISI aimed at encouraging more young women in the financial services sector. As an education, mentorship and sponsorship programme we believe this is a great opportunity to provide female students with insight into the industry and build a pipeline of young women to enter, and thrive, in our industry.
The programme involves taking a qualification aimed at introducing students to financial services and is designed for 16-19 year olds. It aims to develop essential basic knowledge required for working in financial services - giving them a head start when applying for jobs. Throughout the programme each will gain a broad overview of key parts of the industry: the types of banking, commonly used financial products, and an understanding of financial terminology. Students will also have access to CISI career insight days, an E2W career coach, and be invited to attend some selected/special E2W events.
We have been delighted with the response to our earlier request for sponsors and mentors, and are now looking for more of our members to sponsor and/or nominate a young woman to take part in the programme. This is a fantastic opportunity for young women interested in financial services to get a step-up and boost their CV. Or, for those who are uncertain about their future careers – perhaps this programme could be the decider for them to enter the industry!
As a sponsor, you will provide insight into the sector, and guidance when taking the qualification. Your commitment will be to:
• Cover the cost of the programme for the student - £150.00
• An introductory meeting with the student in the workplace and an introduction to the business
• Contact to providing motivation and mentoring, when required
At E2W, we are passionate about building the pipeline of strong female talent in financial services, and supporting women throughout their careers by networking, collaborating or assisting them in career moves.
To sponsor a student, please click the link on the right.
To nominate a student, please contact or email Tina Freed
£125.00 plus VAT