The program aims to encourage young women into a career in the financial services industry
The Brightstar Group has launched a scheme to encourage young women into a career in the financial services industry, helping the business to further improve diversity and inclusion.
Sirius Property Finance, in partnership with MT finance, will host its inaugural Women into Finance Day on July 12, an initiative that aims to provide an opportunity for young women to participate in a program of events at the London-based brokerage and into the world of finance.
The scheme builds on the success of the Brightstar Group’s Young Learners Program. Its architects and program facilitators, Clare Jupp (pictured) and Leoni Alexandrou, have partnered with Debden High School in Essex and will be hosting a group of 12 sixth form students who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services.
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The program will provide opportunities for these young women to spend time in a variety of different areas in the business including time with brokers, case managers, the marketing and design and relationship team, as well as time with the operations and finance functions of the business. They will also be invited to apply for a fictional job role and be interviewed by managers in the business who will provide feedback to the students.
Alexandrou, head of operations at Sirius Property Finance, said they are excited to be welcoming young women into the business and hopefully provide some inspiration for them to join the industry.
“We already have shining examples of young people who have come to Sirius for work experience placements, some of whom have gone on to take full time roles with us. We are so proud of our youth team and what they have achieved, and we believe that they serve as fantastic role models to other young people looking to join our business and the industry,” she said.
Jupp, Brightstar Group’s director of people development, added that “opening the doors to the working office is the obvious way to give young people a real taste of what it means to work in the industry.”
“These young women will be led in a variety of sessions by women of our business, and also from MT Finance. We believe that these women have inspirational stories and journeys to share as well as knowledge and expertise. We believe that this is a winning strategy,” Jupp concluded.