St. James’s Place is one of the UK’s largest wealth managers, seeking to create a world where finance is easy to understand and more rewarding. Helping clients feel in control of their finances, confident in their plans and excited for the future.
They are also passionate cultivating and nurturing future talent, embracing diverse backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate.
Keen to connect with more closely with local based talent as part of their social mobility and diversity strategy, they collaborated with EIA and the University of Gloucestershire to host a ‘Classroom to Boardroom Programme’.
The programme was an exciting opportunity for students to fully immerse themselves in the world of finance and work in teams to answer a real life business challenge.
According to the FCA only 6% of 18-34-year-olds take financial advice, and less than 9% of advisers in the industry are under 35. Recognising the key role young talent can play in shaping the financial services industry, SJP posed the challenge “How can we make St. James’s Place and the industry more attractive and accessible to young people?”