Fast Track course wins national award

28 Nov 2019

A pilot project involving Skills Development Scotland (SDS), the City of Glasgow College and financial services companies in Glasgow has won the Pioneer category at this year's Scottish Financial Services awards.

'Fast Track' is a six-week work-readiness course developed for HND/Degree level under or unemployed graduates keen to follow a career in financial services.

Responding to demand from the financial and business sector, SDS led work with the City of Glasgow College and employers to deliver the innovative course. The Glasgow based employers include Barclays, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, HSBC and Tesco Bank.

Scott Stewart, Head of Barclays Scotland said: "This is a well-deserved achievement for this unique course. Financial Services is a major employer in Glasgow with over 48,000 people employed in the sector. Fast Track provides an amazing opportunity for students to learn the skills that Financial Services companies, in Glasgow, need to support their long-term growth plans.

"The course is practical in its delivery with valuable content, co-designed and delivered by industry experts, to enhance the opportunities and progression of people looking to start their career."

The 'Fast Track' programme is open to new applicants for its January intake. Contact City of Glasgow College for details.