As part of National Apprenticeship Week, private bank Kleinwort Hambros are celebrating their current cohort of apprentices.
Kleinwort Hambros welcomed 14 apprentices in November 2020 as part of its 22-month apprenticeship scheme which supports young people to grow and upskill, enabling them to access a career in private banking.
The apprenticeship programme was promoted via the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) to reach diverse talent within local communities who might otherwise experience barriers to accessing roles in financial services.
Elena Orsini, Head of HR at Kleinwort Hambros, comments: “Through numerous initiatives including our apprenticeship scheme and internship programme, and with our knowledgeable team of employees who are keen to share their expertise, Kleinwort Hambros is proud to be making financial services a more diverse and inclusive sector. By providing young people with training and support to get them started on their careers, we are making the sector more accessible and ensuring the industry is future-fit.
“This is a hugely exciting opportunity for Kleinwort Hambros to enrich our diverse community of talented employees, as we seek to grow our business and become the leading, responsible bank for client service and expertise.”
Samatar Youssouf, Apprentice Client Service Executive shares his experience on an apprenticeship: “I learned about this apprenticeship scheme through the East London Business Alliance (ELBA). I was keen to take on a Front Office role and felt that the programme offered an opportunity to gain valuable practical experience whilst also enhancing my technical skills by studying for the Level 4 Investment Advice Diploma. In my role, I help to deliver exceptional client service and the support and guidance that my colleagues have provided has been equally exceptional.”