AIG Options Makes Capital Investment In Young People

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 18, 2017 - Senior school leavers in the Edinburgh area are being invited to learn about apprenticeship opportunities with AIG Options.

    AIG Options is to recruit its first modern apprentices in Edinburgh, following on from the success of its apprentice programme in London.

    As a first step towards finding its next group of apprentices, school leavers are invited to attend a tour of its Rose Street offices next Friday (July 28) from 2-3.30pm. S5-S6 pupils from any schools in the Edinburgh area are welcome along and to book a place email info ( @ ) aigoptions dot com

    Over the past three years, AIG Options has recruited 9 apprentices into the businesses, and seen these young people develop and flourish in the work place.

    Its new Edinburgh Apprentice programme is seeking to attract young people from the capital who also wish to go straight into a job after leaving school, rather than attend university.

    Chris Harvey from AIG Options' learning and development team says: “The Edinburgh apprenticeship programme will be similar to the one established in London, with two young people joining us in September 2017 on a two year rotational programme around different areas of the business.

    “In addition, we hope to pilot a bespoke Edinburgh-based apprenticeship in our business systems team, in line with the modern apprenticeship qualification in software and web development. This will hopefully provide business systems with a pathway for young talent coming into the department with a specific skill set which is difficult to source externally.”

    By signing up for a place at Wednesday afternoon’s event S5 and S6 pupils will be able to tour the Rose Street office, be given information on career opportunities and pathways in financial services and have a chance to meet staff, including past and present modern apprentices.

    In association with Skills Development Scotland, AIG Options is also hosting an evening event at its Edinburgh office primarily for careers advisers and parents but with potential apprentices welcome to attend. It will provide information on career opportunities and pathways in financial services through an opportunity to interact with a range of employers with Standard Life, AEGON, Tesco Bank and BlackRock also present to promote opportunities for young people in the financial sector in the capital.

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