Prudential invests £4.1m in apprenticeship scheme

Following a successful pilot scheme, financial services firm Prudential has invested £4.1m in creating a four year apprenticeship programme aimed at helping young people get into the industry.

Apprentices will be paid the National Living Wage and train for 12 months at one of Prudential’s three offices, working towards a recognised vocational qualification.

Prudential corporate services executive director Cathy Lewis said: “The roles offer a range of opportunities, requiring different levels of qualifications, and we are keen to attract a diverse range of young people to fill these positions.

“Our aim is to give the young people who join our apprenticeship programme full-time work, combined with the opportunity to learn life skills that will stand them in good stead in developing their careers after completion of the programme.”