Financial Services Unified Schools Programme

Through the success of the pilot: Financial Services Unified Schools Programme (USP) we are now opening up the opportunity Scotland-wide and are calling for employers to get involved.

Here is a link to our Mentor Pack which outlines the role and responsibilities of the person who will oversee the work experience placement.

Through USP financial services organisations will have direct access to thousands of curious young people (S4 - S6 school pupils) who are in the process of deciding their next step after school. In order to ensure that your firm and the wider financial services industry in Scotland is a consideration please log any work experience placements you have available now.

It is very simple for employers to get involved and takes less than 10 minutes.

It takes one minute to register

It takes less than five minutes to post a work experience placement online.

The Financial Services Unified Schools Programme, run by Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS), was established to encourage and inspire school pupils to consider and explore the career opportunities offered by financial services.

The objective of this initiative is to encourage and inspire Pupils, their teachers, influencers, and career advisers to consider financial services as an employment option.

Most financial services organisations have their own programmes with schools. The purpose of this initiative is not to replace or enforce change to existing programmes, but to complement any programme with a unified message from financial services.

These messages will directly link to and support the financial services Strategy for Scotland endorsed by Scottish Government and be delivered by an ecosystem including Scottish Financial Enterprise, employers, education providers and government agencies.


If you would like to learn more about the Financial Services USP please contact Nik Bobb: