Investment banks to recruit 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.

An 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

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 will allow the banks to see the kind of talent they may be
currently missing out on."  

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