Ladder For London
Goldman Sachs was the first business to support Ladder for London, the London Evening Standard’s campaign to help unemployed young adults into apprenticeships.
Our ten apprentices joined Goldman Sachs October 31, 2012. In addition to the one-year apprenticeship, Goldman Sachs apprentices will receive a class-based training program designed to help them develop the professional skills required for the world of work.
One month into their placements, the ten Goldman Sachs apprentices joined the London Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev, Editor Sarah Sands, and Eddie Stride, CEO of ‘Ladder for London’ campaign partner City Gateway, to celebrate the news that the Duke of York has become patron of the scheme.
On Septembers 26 Goldman Sachs became the first business to support the ‘Ladder for London’ campaign, following the London Evening Standard’s three-day front page special report on the plight of young jobless Londoners in which research showed that one in four people, age 16 to 24, is currently unemployed.
Hundreds of young people welcomed Prince Andrew’s appointment at an event held on November 29, at Limehouse Youth Club in East London. The Duke of York became patron on a day in which the ‘Ladder for London’ campaign reached 543 apprenticeships, breaking its target of creating 500 opportunities before Christmas. The campaign is on track to place 1,000 young people into jobs in 2013, according to Eddie Stride.
Goldman Sachs’ apprentices are working across Technology, Operations, Human Capital Management, Investment Banking Division, Corporate Services & Real Estate (CSRE) and Securities.
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