Brooks Macdonald launches new graduate scheme, ‘Inclusive Futures’, which provides ambitious and talented young people with entry-level career opportunities.
Brooks Macdonald today announces the launch of ‘Inclusive Futures’, a programme offering ambitious and talented young people with entry-level career opportunities across the Group.
Available across a number of Brooks Macdonald’s offices, including its flagship office in the heart of the City of London, aspiring participants can select from one of three training schemes offering skills development and the chance to work on a diverse range of interesting and challenging projects.
Brooks Macdonald’s new graduate scheme will give participants the opportunity to gain the fundamental experience and skills needed to excel in the industry. Graduates will learn about different parts of the business, develop their professional network and expand their skills and expertise. The recruitment process, developed in partnership with talent experts Zircon BeTalent, has been designed to eliminate unconscious bias, offering a robust and scientific approach to talent assessment.
Partnering for a third consecutive year with Brook Macdonald, Investment 2020 offers trainees an initial 12-month fixed-term contract where participants will gain the key skills needed to carry out their role. Trainees can also attend events hosted by Investment 2020 to build and develop their networks and wider industry knowledge.
Brooks Macdonald has also partnered with #10000blackinterns which seeks to offer 2,000 internships each year for five consecutive years, delivering internships across a range of internal business functions. Each internship offered provides invaluable experience and each training session can genuinely change an individual’s trajectory.
Tom Emery, HR Director, commented: “We want to transform the prospects of aspirational and talented young people by giving them the chance to start a career in our industry. These are great opportunities for anyone who hasn’t considered a career in investment management. Additionally, due to the pandemic, those trying to enter the labour market for the first time over the next few years may find it difficult to do so. At Brooks Macdonald, we’re keen to support young people through the post-pandemic recovery, and ‘Inclusive Futures’ offers those from all backgrounds a chance to begin a career within a company that values collaboration and believes in making a difference.
“All participants will be warmly welcomed into teams who will provide them with a real sense of responsibility and equip them with the tools and support they need to develop and grow in confidence.”