This entry was shortlisted in the 2012 Peer Award “Financial Awareness for the Community” category
The Financial Education and Employability Programme
A structured programme of enterprise education activities aimed at schools
In 2005, THEBP and Bank of America Merrill Lynch launched the Financial Education and Employability Programme in three schools. A three-year programme for all students aged 12-15, its aim was to raise aspirations and equip students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for employment and financial responsibility. 4,500 students have gone through the programme, working with 2,000 of the bank’s business volunteers. A work-related qualification equivalent to a GCSE grade B has been created, which 700 students have passed. The first cohort of 20 tracked Alumni now study at 1994 and Russell Group universities.