As part of our birthday celebrations, we are looking back at top moments from the last 5 years. One of which we are most proud is the launch of the City Talent Initiative in 2013.
The City Talent Initiative (CTI) is a programme dedicated to supporting high-achieving young people in London from low-income back-grounds to gain entry to leading City firms. The programme was initiated by BRUIN following a challenge from Labour MP, the Rt Hon David Lammy, on the barriers to entry for talented young people who lack access to a vast range of career opportunities. With little or no vital social capital, such as access to jobs through connected friends and family, many of the best and brightest from British society miss out.
In response, BRUIN Financial invited a number of prestigious firms to discuss a solution that the City could offer and, with the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) as programme manager, the CTI was born.
Today, over 25 students have benefited from the programme and the CTI has gained cross party support from Mark Field MP (Cons) and Baroness Kramer (Lib Dem) and sponsoring firms include Ernst & Young, JP Morgan, Strutt & Parker, Bank of America, and RBS.
Read more about the City Talent Initiative