The commitment and support from HSBC and now HSBC UK has been nothing short of transformational, enabling us to support thousands more young 11 to 30-year-olds back into education, training and work.
The partnership began in 2012, assisting The Trust to integrate and scale the Fairbridge programme across the UK. Through their support, 8,700 young people were able to participate in the Fairbridge programme.
In 2015, HSBC announced a three-year commitment to our Achieve programme, becoming the largest corporate supporter of the Trust’s education programme. With HSBC supporting Achieve, over three years we will reach more than 5,000 of the most vulnerable young people and, together, improve educational underachievement as well as employability skills.
As well as their commitment to improving educational outcomes for young people, HSBC is also one of our largest employability partners. Since 2014 HSBC has supported our Get into programme, an employability scheme to help jobless young people get back into work, and launched a bespoke HSBC Customer Services course – giving young people the opportunity to test out their skills in branches across the UK and gain valuable work experience.
Furthering their commitment nationally, we forged a new partnership in 2018 with HSBC UK. Focused on developing our employability offerings and developing the future skills for young people, this significant partnership supports the Get into programme, test new and innovative employment initiatives and helps young people overcome challenges faced in London and Birmingham.
Antonio Simoes, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank plc, said:
But there’s more to our partnership. We’ve had a number of HSBC employees run money management and employability workshops to equip vulnerable young people with the skills and confidence they need to secure jobs.
In early 2018, HSBC launched its 'Together we thrive' multi-channel campaign, reflecting its long-term commitment to helping customers succeed.
Part of the campaign, which features comedian Richard Ayoade, highlighted HSBC's support of The Prince’s Trust and how together we’re helping thousands of young people reach their potential.