Institute launches its 2025 Foundation at the Bank of England
Speaking at the event, were David Thorburn, Chair of the 2025 Foundation Committee, Marlene Shiels OBE, CEO of Capital Credit Union and Bernard Adjei, the 2016 UK Chartered Banker Young Banker of the Year.
Set up in anticipation of the Institute’s 150th anniversary, the Foundation is aligned with the original aims of the Chartered Banker Institute – to promote education and development for young bankers entering the profession. Our aim is to raise an initial £1million to provide bursaries and mentoring for talented young people wishing to pursue a career in banking but who find this challenging because of their circumstances.
Applicants may include but are not restricted to:
- School leavers wishing to pursue a career in banking;
- Persons not currently in education or employment; and
- Minority groups currently under-represented within the banking profession.
Speaking at the launch, David Thorburn Chair of the 2025 Foundation Committee said: "Our Institute, which is the oldest banking institute in the world, was founded to promote education and development for young bankers entering the profession. With the launch of the 2025 Foundation, we have the opportunity to continue these fine aims by supporting at least 200 (and hopefully many more) talented young people to pursue a career in banking, who would otherwise find it difficult due to their circumstances. I would encourage all Fellows and members of the Institute to get involved in this very worthwhile initiative, either by making a donation, or volunteering to become a mentor.”
To find out more about the Foundation and how you can support this initiative, please click here.