Wednesday September 20th 2017
A new not for profit training academy has been established in Scotland to assist disabled and/or disadvantaged individuals into employment within the financial services sector.
By working in partnership with leading financial services companies and third sector organisations, Eskimo aim to break through barriers and open doors for individuals who have the potential to go on and enjoy a long and prosperous career within the industry.
“With the first courses starting in Edinburgh and Glasgow shortly, our target is to give 200 people from a variety of different backgrounds the opportunity to pursue a career within the insurance and financial services industries over the next two years”, explains David Robertson, Founder of Eskimo Financial Training Academy.
“We don’t want to put another barrier in the way of our students learning, therefore our courses are financed through a mixture of corporate sponsorship and social funding.”
Robertson, from Edinburgh, has 15 years’ experience within the insurance industry and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Currently, he is also Managing Director of Prospero Insurance Brokers, who specialise in insurance for private clients and other individuals across Scotland.
Over the next 18 months courses will also be available in Manchester, Birmingham and London as Eskimo extends its reach across the UK, with other locations in Scotland also in the pipeline.
“We aim to bring fresh talent and ideas in to the employment market, whilst offering employers a more socially inclusive and ethically minded option to help them meet their recruitment needs” concludes Robertson.
To find out more about the Eskimo Financial Training Academy visit their website www.eskimoacademy.com.Tweet Share on Facebook