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ERIC Number: ED559276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
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Pathways to Banking: Improving Access for Students from Non-Privileged Backgrounds. Research by The Boston Consulting Group for the Sutton Trust
Kelly, Gerard
Sutton Trust
The financial services sector is a vital and vibrant part of a national economy but it recruits from a small and relatively privileged segment of society. This report, which summarises research from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), shows for the first time the extent of the challenge. The Sutton Trust's "Pathways to Banking" programme aims to provide a framework for efforts to widen access to the sector, in time working towards a series of activities and programmes which will provide end-to-end support and include support for parents and teachers, as well as students. The "Pathways to Banking" framework has a number of important facets that include: (1) working with state school pupils and teachers to explain the banking industry to prospective students and their parents; (2) helping to advise youngsters about the best exam choices to take and the most appropriate universities and courses to choose if they wish to pursue a career in banking; (3) working experience in partner banks for students at school and university; and (4) facilitating mentoring schemes to support young people in the medium term. Companies can choose to sponsor and participate in any elements of Pathways that best suit their recruitment and corporate needs. The biggest advantage for institutions is that, in time, the "Pathways to Banking" framework will allow banks to broaden their talent pool in a streamlined, cost-effective and targeted way. Its "end-to-end" approach will provide institutions with a solid, long-term pipeline of potential recruits from overlooked but talented sections of the recruitment market. The report includes a two-part appendix: methodology and data sets.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Sutton Trust (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom