College to invest in training for financial services sector7th August 2013
Financial Services, The Bournemouth & Poole College
A new Financial Services Training Centre is being launched by The Bournemouth & Poole College and promises a boost to Apprenticeships in the region.
The College is working with the National Skills Academy for Financial Services to create the new centre, and is the latest progressive development for the college following the launch of its new STEM Centre (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Marine Centre this year.
There are already an estimated 7,000 people believed to be working in Financial Services in Bournemouth & Poole, and experts predict an eight per cent growth in the number of people working in the sector by 2018. The College has identified the need to both broaden training and so create a pipeline of talent of those looking to work in the Financial Services sector.
From September a dedicated centre will open at The College’s Lansdowne Campus in Bournemouth. It will focus on developing relevant skills for working in Financial Services, through bespoke apprenticeship training and full or part-time programmes of study either at the college or in the workplace.
They will be open to both students and adults and available to those undergoing career changes. It will be possible to achieve degree level qualifications.
The new Centre can claim its first success. Even before the doors are open the global financial services business J.P. Morgan, which has a substantial presence in Bournemouth, will be offering 26 Apprenticeships.
Lawrence Vincent, Principal at The Bournemouth & Poole College said the new centre should be seen as a long-term asset both for businesses and the local community.
“By delivering knowledge and skills development we will provide work-ready individuals to help this key sector to continue to flourish.
“Other large and medium-sized players from the area in Financial Services are also promising their support in the venture and the college itself has produced a manifesto of its aims which are simple, direct and addressed to the community.”
Andy Maxey, Managing Director at J.P. Morgan commented that “J.P. Morgan is always looking for highly talented individuals and the Financial Services Centre will enable our business to benefit from the grounding in financial basics it will give our potential recruits.”