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CISI and Fitch Learning launch schools programme to improve diversity in financial services

Date: 14 Dec 2022

Silvia Ricciardi

CISI and Fitch Learning announced their Financial Services Career Accelerator education programme to let financial services careers become more accessible.

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and Fitch Learning announced their inaugural Financial Services Career Accelerator education programme to find future apprentices from a broad diverse range of young people and provide a gateway to those for whom financial services careers may be seen as inaccessible or excluding.

From January 2023 and again in April 2023, 30 NEET (Not in Employment Education or Training) students will embark on a free, 10-week bootcamp, combining the CISI Level 2 Award in Fundamentals of Financial Services with Fitch Learning skills employability training.

The programme’s target is that over 50% of students will proceed to undertake apprenticeships with Fitch Learning client firms, where they will receive structured Apprentice Learning programmes from Fitch Learning.

In addition, to celebrate and recognise the success of those applicants who undertake the Fitch Apprenticeship and go on to complete their CISI qualifications, Fitch will support their CISI professional body membership. This ensures that these students can publicly demonstrate their achievements to peers, employers and clients through their designatory letters, and to confirm the programme has ongoing and lasting learning support.

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