Banks seek to attract disabled students

Leading
investment banks are launching a drive to attract disabled university students
to the City.

Goldman
Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and UBS AG say there is a
large pool of talented disabled students who are currently not applying for
positions within investment banks.

They
hope to raise awareness of the career options available in investment banking through
a new scheme which allows disabled students to spend time with representatives
from the banks.

The
event, GTI initiative Capital Chances – disabled students in investment
banking, is supported by Skill, the National Bureau for Students with
Disabilities – and will introduce students to the City and allow them to tour
banks.

Barbara
Waters, chief executive of Skill, said: "The event will help well
qualified disabled students gain an insight into the world of investment
banking and for the banks to see the kind of talent they may well be missing
out on."

www.skill.org.uk

By Quentin Reade

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