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Over 100 Glasgow pupils gain insight into careers in finance and technology

Young people from 10 schools across Glasgow spent a morning with JP Morgan, Lloyds Banking Group and Esure to find out more about financial and technological industries and the routes into these particular sectors. The tours form part of the work of Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow (DYW), which is supported by the Chamber of Commerce, that works with the objective of creating stronger industry links with education and increasing youth employment.

The tours form part of the work of Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow (DYW), which is supported by the Chamber of Commerce, that works with the objective of creating stronger industry links with education and increasing youth employment. DYW Glasgow is currently offering financial services tours for pupils on the last Thursday of every month and the aim is to move into other growth sectors. The tours aim to engage young people with key industries, giving them the chance to learn more about employment opportunities available as well as hearing directly from young people and business leaders in the city.

DYW Glasgow is currently offering financial services tours for pupils on the last Thursday of every month and the aim is to move into other growth sectors. The tours aim to engage young people with key industries, giving them the chance to learn more about employment opportunities available as well as hearing directly from young people and business leaders in the city.
These specific tours were organised in partnership with Esure, Lloyds Banking Group and JP Morgan for pupils who have expressed an interest in these sectors. The pupils were given a tour of the companies, an overview of the businesses and a talk from a current apprentice on their experiences within the firm - as well as guidance on the recruitment process including qualification requirements and skills required.Speaking about the tour at JP Morgan, one young person said:

Speaking about the tour at JP Morgan, one young person said:
“I was considering being a computer scientist and I thought it would be too hard to get into but I was pleased to find out that there are many opportunities for someone with my qualifications” Dylan, S5 pupil, Springburn AcademyMarie Ann McCue, Web Chat Team Manager at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “The tours went extremely well and we were delighted to be able to share our opportunities with Glasgow’s young people. The students seemed interested in the financial services sector by asking relevant questions around different roles and development opportunities within different departments”

Marie Ann McCue, Web Chat Team Manager at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “The tours went extremely well and we were delighted to be able to share our opportunities with Glasgow’s young people. The students seemed interested in the financial services sector by asking relevant questions around different roles and development opportunities within different departments”

Following these sessions, DYW is keen to set up similar programmes within other sectors including hospitality and construction, building a clear path linking education and relevant industries, while giving students more confidence in ways they can progress in their chosen career.

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