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Early Careers

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 2024 are: 

1/ Help to provide opportunities and career paths for those from underrepresented backgrounds, notable school leavers 

2/ Promote and simplify information on early career programmes available to employers 

3/ Continue to work with upReach on student access into the Investment and Savings Industry 

4/ Hold asset managers to account on DEI in early careers 

5/ Help to create a central hub for early careers programmes and initiatives 

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.

Workstream Videos

Ryan Pringle, Associate

Kate Williams, Associate

Suman Sidhu - Investment Consultant

Stuart Mair – Trader

James Ellison - Data Scientist

Elliot Buchanan - Associate Director and Assistant Portfolio Manager

Samar Khanna - Capital Market Strategist and Macro Economist

George Holt - Software Developer

Feyi Osinuga - Head of Regulatory Risk Assessment

Lucy Ring - Business Development Manager

Member Quotes

"I am passionate about early career development because…I believe it will foster a more diverse and inclusive culture in the workplace if young people have early and equal access to opportunities."

Madeleine Gill, Associate Investment Consultant, Lane Clark & Peacock LLP

"I am passionate about early career development because… Equal access to opportunities and ongoing mentoring helps unlock one’s full potential"

Ana Pongrac, ESG Product at M&G Plc

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