Bravura and LTSB Collaborate to Improve Accessibility to Financial Services Careers

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Social mobility charity and global fintech company collaborate to improve accessibility to financial services careers

Financial services technology provider Bravura welcomed students from social mobility charity Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB) to its London offices this week, helping them build their confidence as they seek to find jobs. careers to fuel their ambition and capabilities in the financial services industry.

On Monday, Nov. 21, 16 business and finance students from LTSB, which prepares and supports bright, disadvantaged young people into secure, high-quality careers, took part in a series of activities at the fintech company while that they prepare to complete their studies and enter the world of work next year.

The Corporate Experience Day consisted of an intense day of workshops, team building exercises, interview preparation and CV writing training to help develop soft skills to aid their development professional and personal.

The students, aged 18-20, also gained unique insight into how their digital footprint can impact their job chances, with LinkedIn representatives helping them better understand and use the platform. to help them make themselves more attractive to potential employers.

The initiative comes after Bravura partnered with LTSB in 2021. In just over a year, the company hired four apprentices from the charity, including project management apprentice Piettra Silva , who delivered a lecture to students highlighting her experience since joining the charity’s business last year.

Lynn Lovell, Head of Project Management Office and Country Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Bravura and Global Head of Social Mobility UK, said:

“Having a more diverse talent pool in the financial services industry is an area that many companies have traditionally struggled with, so it’s fantastic to be able to help LTSB break down those barriers and give students a taste of life working at the cutting edge of financial services technology.

“One of our main goals and commitments as a leading technology provider is to actively support social cohesion and give more young people from diverse – and sometimes disadvantaged – backgrounds the opportunity to realize their ambition and their capacities. Not only is this good for the industry, but it also opens us up as a company to becoming a more inclusive employer and all the benefits that brings.

“Welcoming these brilliant young students was a fine example of this commitment in action. I strongly believe that no individual should be held back because of their social, educational or economic background, so this is an extremely important initiative and one that we are proud to support as a global organization.

Catherine Gurner, Business Development Manager at LTSB, added:

“As a company that already employs LTSB apprentices, Bravura knew exactly how to put together a bespoke program to prepare the cohort for their transition from bootcamp to apprenticeship, combining practical sessions with soft skills development.

“This is exactly the kind of action and support that young people need from employers and it’s great to see a leading company like Bravura taking the time to encourage and inspire more people around the world. diverse backgrounds to ‘think big’ as they seek to join the world of work.”

Bravura launched its Diversity & Inclusiveness (D&I) pillars globally in 2020, focusing on seven key areas, including social mobility. Through company experience days, training programs, mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities, the company is committed to increasing inclusivity and diversity at all levels and ensuring that people from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to the same levels of opportunity.

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