Home Skip Navigation LinksNews News Story

<< back to previous page

Welsh financial services programme for graduates extended by EU funding

Published: Thursday, 02 March 2017   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A programme that aims to develop and retain graduates within Wales’ financial services sector has been awarded £1 million of funding through the EU.

The investment will ensure that the Wales Financial Services Graduate Programme will be extended to 2019, supporting a career development programme involving companies such as Principality, GM Financial, Atradius and Admiral.

Another £1.4 million has also been invested by participating companies within the Welsh financial services industry to go alongside the £1 million from the European Social Fund.

The programme allows graduates to learn and develop in areas including product development, accounting, investment management and underwriting, alongside a fully-funded master’s degree in Financial Services Management – which is delivered by the University of South Wales.

Finance secretary Mark Drakeford said: “This is an excellent programme that is strengthening a key industry while helping to retain ambitious young people in Wales and attract talent to our financial sector.”

Recruit ambitious young graduates

The programme itself has been designed by employers within the industry who are looking to recruit ambitious young graduates into financial services.

Students who wish to join the programme must be able to demonstrate a passion and commitment to working within the financial services sector, as well as the determination to complete 22 months of academic study, training and work.

Those who prove to be successful will take part in four paid placements within the partner companies, giving them access to real life scenarios.

Each partner company aims to give graduates direct exposure to clients to make sure they get the most from the work experience and are in the best possible position to take up a full-time role.

Businesses have been eager to get involved in the programme so they can create a talent pool of future industry professionals for the industry.

For finance graduate jobs across a range of locations, visit Grad Plus today 

news archives...

Email this page to a friend Facebook Twitter DZone It! Digg It! StumbleUpon Technorati Del.icio.us NewsVine Reddit Blinklist Add diigo bookmark