New Apprenticeship in Financial Services

Pupils from Glasgow, East and West Dunbartonshire are set to benefit from a new Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services, launched by the Financial and Business Services Workstream of Glasgow Economic Leadership.

From August 2015, more than 20 pupils will enrol on the Foundation Apprenticeship, developed by a strategic partnership involving City of Glasgow College and Skills Development Scotland.  It is modelled on the existing Modern Apprenticeship in Financial Services and offers pupils in S5 and S6 the opportunity to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship, gain industry recognised qualifications and work experience, alongside Highers and Advanced Highers and hopefully kickstart their careers in Financial Services.

Neville Prentice, Skills Development Scotland said, "The expansion of Foundation Apprenticeships will play a major role in tackling youth unemployment and ensuring young people have the education, skills and work experience they need, and employers want.

Through strategic partnerships with City of Glasgow College and by working with local schools, employers, pupils and parents, we plan to create many more Foundation Apprentices and enhance Glasgow's reputation as a world-class financial centre".

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