Collab Group and Barclays

Skills, London, Leadership

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Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

The Collab Group of Colleges has launched its latest publication which calls for closer cooperation between financial services and the further education sector. In a time of huge uncertainty and disruption the need to acquire and retain the next generation of talent is more pressing than ever. Barclays has found great success by broadening the search beyond traditional graduate recruitment.

Ian Pretty Chief Executive of Collab Group said:

“This publication sets out an agenda for how closer cooperation between colleges and the financial services sector can be developed. The financial services sector has a huge impact on the economy; last year it contributed £119 billion which represents 6.5% of total economic output. The talent needs of the sector are considerable and Barclays has found great success by broadening their search to focus on behaviours and attitudes rather than on qualifications alone. Closer cooperation between financial services and colleges make sense. Collab Group colleges are interested in working proactively with industry to think about how you develop talent pathways that will lead learners to success.”