The workstream aims to improve access to and increase awareness of career paths in the Investment and Savings Industry. This is achieved through actively engaging with partner organisations and member firms to continue to ensure equitable access to employment opportunities. We also look to support the retention of early careers talent in the industry, through understanding best practice in early career development and listening to the needs of those starting their career in the industry.
Our goal for 2023 is:
1/ To attract, develop and retain early careers talent in the Investment and Savings industry.
Our priorities for 2023 are:
1/ To promote and simplify information on early career programmes available to employers
2/ To continue to work with UpReach on student access into the Investment and Savings industry
3/ Hold asset managers to account on diversity and inclusion in early careers
4/ Understand and address perceptions of the investment industry from early career prospects
5/ Help to create a network for early career employees of smaller firms in the investment industry
To see our full Early Careers aims and objectives, please click here
The Diversity Project partners with upReach for the Investment Springboard programme, a 3 year programme of personalised careers support, that is designed to help eligible university students looking to join the investment and savings industry. The programme includes mentoring, work experience at Diversity Project partner firms and ongoing training. Over 300 students have now been on the programme.