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Investment20/20 Newsletter May 2021

Last week's insightful report from the Resolution Foundation highlights the real challenges young people are currently facing both in finding work and the impact this is having on their mental health. The report shows that this sharp deterioration in young people’s mental health is associated with the huge employment hit that they have taken over the pandemic period. It is important that all industries wherever possible help young people get a foot on the career ladder.

Having meaningful work is widely recognised to be a key part of wellbeing, supporting young people’s physical and mental health. Confidence and experience gained through quality experiences of work in young adulthood, greatly contributes to their long-term mental health outcomes.

Investment management is playing its part by signing up to the government's Kickstart scheme, with Investment20/20 providing a gateway into the industry. Kickstart builds on Investment20/20’s success in bringing a more diverse pipeline of talent into our industry, enabling young people who may never have heard of investment management to gain sector experience and begin a successful career.

In this month’s newsletter we take a look at Kickstart, how firms are benefitting from it and the experiences of the first Kickstart candidates as they start in our industry.

Please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss how you can participate.

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