Financial Services Pathway

Want to learn more about the financial sector and how to navigate your own path to success?

Join our Financial Services Pathways Programme to develop transferrable skills, meet a range of industry experts and ultimately build the confidence to succeed.

Financial services pathway

Who can join?

  • Must be based in the UK
  • Must be aged 18-30
  • We encourage people of diverse ethnic heritage to join

What to expect?

  • 1 workshop per month held online
  • Opportunity to receive a mentor for 1:1 support and advice
  • Attend a workshop at a leading financial company HQ in London
  • Connect with other like-minded young people
  • Build your network of contacts to support your employment journey
  • Access to employment opportunities

Want to be part of our Financial Services Pathway? Sign up today to be a part of the next cohort!

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Workshop details & timeline

Date Time Workshop Workshop summary Notes
19th March 5:15-6pm What can I do in the finance sector?   


  • Intro to the programme   
  • Explore departments/areas of the finance sector: marketing, accountancy, law, CRS etc.   
  • 5 Representatives from different departments to share snapshots of their role, highlights, what skills/qualities are most useful for their area, and a key piece of advice for the next generation of talent.   
  • Q&A   
Online workshop

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16th April  5:15-6pm Motivation and confidence 
  • How to motivate yourself   
  • Pushing through barriers    
  • Overcoming fear and uncertainty   
  • Building resilience   
  • Q&A   
Online workshop

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14th May  5:15-6pm    Networking and personal branding
  • How to network   
  • Where to network   
  • How to promote yourself personally and professionally   
  • Key things to remember.   
  • Q&A   
Online workshop

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11th June 5:15-6pm    CV’s and Interviews
  • Key features of a CV   
  • CV examples and good templates   
  • How to promote yourself   
  • Types of interviews   
  • Example interview questions specific to the financial sector    
  • Group activity e.g., interview scenario, group pitch, spot the issues on a CV.   

Online workshop

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9th July 


TBC  Workplace visit Success looks like you: understanding career journeys in the financial sector
  • Introduce 3 panellists.   
  • Panellists to answer pre-agreed questions focussing on:   
  • Routes into the sector, demystifying the sector, ambition, and aspiration, belonging, pay and success.   
  • Q&A open to audience   
  • Networking & lunch   
  • Office tour
In Person
10th September 




Finding opportunities in the finance sector 
  • Where to find jobs/work experience    
  • Publications to read.    
  • Who/what to follow on social media.    
  • Internships/work experience/short courses    
  • How to take advantage of opportunities    
  • Intro to BfA Inclusive Opportunities Portal    
Online workshop

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24th September 5:15-6pm   


Money Management Part 1
  • Bank accounts for young people (student/graduate/apps)   
  • Loans/borrowing money   
  • Overdrafts   
  • Credit cards   
  • Financial safety   
Online workshop

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8th October 5:15-6pm    Money Management Part 2
  • Money saving tips   
  • Employment and tax   
  • Budgeting   
  • Inflation/cost of living   
  • Financial wellbeing   
Online workshop

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Having a mentor, hearing from industry experts and seeing behind the scenes really inspired me. I feel incredibly lucky to have found my passion and be able to follow my dream.
Rebecca Shogunle, previous participant