Goldman Sachs joins Birmingham College to ship Pathways coaching

A programme to help potential and present college students in the direction of succeeding in increased schooling is to be prolonged and developed because of a brand new partnership with funding banking firm Goldman Sachs, which introduced its new regional hub in Birmingham earlier this 12 months.

The Pathways to Birmingham (PtB) programme is designed to supply college students from years 12 and 13 onwards an perception into increased schooling {and professional} profession routes, supporting them by their college utility course of. P2B then assists them all through their research at Birmingham and into their profession, with a holistic vary of help which Goldman Sachs will assist ship.

The programme helps undergraduate college students who attended one of many college’s 240 PtB companion colleges throughout the West Midlands the place particular person circumstances typically imply college students face a large number of obstacles in attending increased schooling.

Goldman Sachs’ involvement with the programme consists of monetary help alongside ongoing mentorship and upskilling alternatives for college kids. Goldman Sachs will look to supply internships, work placements and perception days to college students, enabling them to enhance their employability and future prospects. The donation may also assist the College of Birmingham make use of a member of employees to coordinate the supply of this partnership. Goldman Sachs will discover alternatives to have interaction with the broader college spanning throughout visitor lectures and talks, as effectively enterprise growth alternatives.

Professor Tim Jones, Provost and Vice-Principal of the College of Birmingham, mentioned: “Goldman Sachs’ donation and ongoing involvement permits us to increase and enrich the help we provide to Pathways to Birmingham college students. Which means we will elevate the aspirations of much more college students who won’t in any other case go to college, and break down extra of the obstacles at present stopping them from making use of.”

Brigit Simler, EMEA Head of Human Capital Administration, mentioned: “We’re excited to help the College of Birmingham and the unimaginable work they do throughout the Pathways to Birmingham programme. As a agency, we’re obsessed with offering equal alternatives and supporting younger folks to succeed in their potential – this new partnership will enable us to work in the direction of our shared ambition of levelling the taking part in area, and sparking financial development for folks and communities. As a College of Birmingham alumni myself, I’m delighted to be again at a spot that holds so many fond reminiscences.”

Whereas Goldman Sachs will help the broader PtB community, they’re significantly eager to help college students finding out STEM (science, know-how, engineering and arithmetic) topics.

Goldman Sachs joins forces with University to deliver Pathways to Birmingham