Latest batch of graduates reach for career in financial services

City of Glasgow College has become the latest institution to graduate students from the Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services. 17 students have successfully completed new work-based learning course enables pupils to spend time at the college and with local employers gaining industry recognised qualifications and building experience in the financial services sector.

Maxine McClintock, Finance & Business Services Project Manager at City of Glasgow College, said: “These apprentices have shown some great qualities including teamwork, maturity and the ability to bring knowledge and practice together which will stand them in good stead.

Foundation Apprenticeships can help young people to hone the skills that employers tell us they are looking for. Whether they continue in education, go on to complete a Modern Apprenticeship or go straight into work these skills will help to give them a head start in their career.”

Diane Greenlees, Head of Foundation Apprenticeships at Skills Development Scotland said: “Foundation Apprenticeships introduce young people to the world of work and equips them with the skills and experience to gain accelerated entry onto a Modern Apprenticeship or continue their studies at college or university.

“The first young people to complete a Foundation Apprenticeship in financial services represent a key milestone in the development of this new work-based learning programme.