Unlocking your journey into a career in financial services

Gain industry experience with a top employer

The Unified Schools Programme

Financial services is more than just working in a bank. There are lots of exciting opportunities from cyber security to accountancy, or insurance to investments.  

By using the resources below, you’ll discover careers you didn’t know existed.  You’ll also gain an insight into the running of some of the biggest financial services companies in Scotland including BlackRock, Baillie Gifford, Deloitte, Bank of Scotland, HSBC, JP Morgan and many more.


Why consider a career in financial services?

  • Financial services is global 
  • It offers highly skilled jobs 
  • It’s inclusive and diverse 
  • It’s more than a bank 
  • It makes the world go round 

Why get involved in this programme?

By taking part in the programme you’ll: 

•    Build new skills and experience the world of work
•    Hear directly from industry professionals
•    Gain valuable experience
•    Take the first steps to a career in financial services
•    Explore different career paths within the industry 
•    Strengthen your CV or job application

Programme resources

The Unified Schools Programme (USP) continues to support Scotland's young people in S3 and S6. There are e-USP modules where industry experts give you real-life insight into financial services. Watch these videos below to start the programme.

Are you a Teacher?

The resources above can be used as part of career education lessons.  You’ll find additional guidance and resources Secondary School Teachers and at My World of Work Live

Find out more

Contact USP@sfe.org.uk if you are looking for further guidance or information or look at the financial services page on my careers options.