Fast track your Financial Services career with Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College’s Enterprise and Commerce team is delighted to launch a new Fast Track into Financial Services course, aimed at helping graduates secure roles in the ever-evolving industry.

Fast Track into Financial Services is created in partnership between the College, Skills Development Scotland (SDS), employers including Lloyds Banking Group, Sainsbury’s Bank, Tesco Bank, and TSB among others – ensuring the course curriculum is shaped around the immediate and future requirements of the industry.

Further growth is projected within Scotland’s Financial Services sector over the next decade which means that employers will become reliant on a pool of emerging talent to help fill both existing and future roles, such as those in Cyber Security and Data Analytics.

This new six-week course is focused on preparing unemployed graduates with a HNC, HND, or degree level qualification (in any subject) for working in the world of a fast-moving Financial Services organisation.

The course will be co-delivered by professionals, ensuring an immediate connection between students and industry – providing more context to lessons.

Those applying for the course can also apply for bursary funding.

Subject areas include: Retail Banking; UK Financial Market Regulators; Treating Customers Fairly; Cyber Security; Financial Crime; Risk and Control Analytics; Diagnostics Analytics; Transactional Analytics; Communication and Collaboration; Professional Development; Business Motivation and Stakeholders; and Business Culture and Change.

Edinburgh College Head of Tourism, Hospitality and Business Sarah-Jane Linton said: “We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and a range of high-profile employers to deliver this course.

“This bespoke course has been designed in collaboration to ensure that students are developing the skills that Financial Services sector organisations are looking for in employees – in a short period of time. This approach has been taken to help the workforce of Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife’s Financial Services industry become equipped with the skills and experience it needs.”

Find out more about our new Fast Track into Financial Services, including how to apply on our course pages.