These provide unemployed young people with structured training, development and work experience, and help to hone their job-seeking skills. The programme has led to 25 attendees being offered jobs at Equiniti with several more placements planned in 2018.
We are proud to be a partner of Modern Muse, a charity which aims to inspire and engage the next generation of businesswomen and female entrepreneurs. The social change initiative is based on an online platform that will empower girls everywhere to make more informed career decisions. It profiles female role models from all backgrounds and showcases their educational achievements, career paths, working lives, the companies they work for and the opportunities those organisations offer young women.
Women in STEM
We recognise the critical shortage of women choosing STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and maths) and are proud to back the everywoman in Technology Awards. These awards, run by our learning partner everywoman, highlight female STEM role models and we’ve been delighted to sponsor their Innovator category for the past four years running.
Our apprenticeship programmes have proved to be a valuable way of bringing young talent into our business. We already run apprentice schemes in our operations and in the Pension Solutions division. In 2017, we identified a provider to help us extend apprenticeships to other areas of the Group and we will leverage the Apprenticeship Levy to support these programmes.