SFE partners with The Prince’s Trust to support young people

Scottish Financial Enterprise is partnering with The Prince’s Trust to help support young people to develop the skills and confidence they need to live, learn and earn.

The Prince’s Trust is the charity partner for this year’s Scottish Financial Enterprise Annual Dinner, which is being held on Thursday 25 October in Glasgow.

Over 600 guests from across financial services, associated business services and government are expected at the SFE Annual Dinner, where the winners of the 2018 Scottish Financial Services Awards, sponsored by EY, will be announced. 

The finalists for this year’s Scottish Financial Services Award are Barclays, Copylab, CYBG, Origo and Previse. Two young professionals, Milly Dent of Royal Bank of Scotland, and Alex McCutcheon of Sopra Steria, are in the running for the Rising Star Award.

Pledge donations received at the SFE Annual Dinner will go towards The Prince’s Trust’s many programmes, two of which have particularly close synergies with financial services. 'Enterprise' supports young people to develop enterprise skills and start their own business, and 'Get Into' provides short courses to develop skills and confidence through hands on work experience in specific sectors, including financial services.

Graeme Jones, Scottish Financial Enterprise Chief Executive, said: “Supporting the next generation is integral to the ongoing success of financial services in Scotland, which is why we have chosen The Prince’s Trust as this year’s charity partner for the SFE Annual Dinner.

“We’re proud to be partnering with The Prince’s Trust as it’s a charity that really chimes with the work SFE and our members are doing to ensure we have a pipeline of talent to support our industry’s growth and the evolving skills required by financial services businesses. With Prince’s Trust offering support across Scotland, we’re hoping our contribution from the Annual Dinner will help give more young people new opportunities to succeed.”

Kate Still, Director of The Prince’s Trust Scotland said: “Thanks to support from organisations like SFE, The Trust is able to support young people across Scotland to reach their potential. An investment in young people is an investment in Scotland’s future economy. When young people succeed, our communities and country succeeds.”

Sue Dawe, Head of Financial Services in Scotland, EY said: “Scotland’s financial services community is hugely committed to investing in the people who live and work in Scotland. Whether through the creation of highly-skilled jobs, training and development opportunities or the extensive work bringing positive societal impacts to local communities the financial services industry strives to give back. What better way to demonstrate this in the Year of Young People than SFE naming The Prince’s Trust as the charity partner for the SFE Annual Dinner.”