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Financial Services Talent Pool, Your Next Hire?

It’s been 18 months since our current cohort of Financial Services Graduates embarked on their journey on the programme and what a journey it’s been!

Now, with just 6 months left, we are focussing our efforts on gaining 100% employment rates, with our graduates ideally securing permanent positions within the employer consortium.

We’ve been working closely with graduates to support them with the next steps in their careers including one-to-one coaching sessions ahead of interviews as well as hosting virtual sessions with Ruth Wootton, Managing Director of Momentwm Consulting and an experienced life coach.  These sessions have covered a range of important topics including career resilience, writing and updating CV’s and interview techniques.

We have listened to what career ambitions the graduates have, which include positions in HR, Marketing, Risk, Compliance, Financial Crime and Business Analyst to name but a few, and are in regular talks with the employer consortium, looking at current and future opportunities for graduates.

At the close of the 2-year programme, all our graduates will have completed 3 rotations with various Welsh companies. During their placements they have honed a range of soft skills, as well as gaining a real commercial understanding of the world of work.

They will also have obtained a Masters degree through the University of South Wales, with over 80% currently achieving a Merit or Distinction.

These high calibre Graduates would be an asset to any business.

We will be working with them and the employers over the next few months to ensure that they are successful in obtaining a job they deserve.

Good luck from the Programme team to all the Graduates.

If you are currently recruiting in your organisation and want to find the perfect skills match for the role, please get in touch with the Programme Team.

Contact Debra Shaw, Programme Liaison Manager