Number of university students on Amplify’s financial courses nearly double in the last year
Graduate recruitment disruptor, Amplify, has today reported an 88% uplift in the number of students it has delivered its real-world financial simulation courses to, in the last 12 months.
Amplify provided its innovative financial courses to 4,000 students in 2017, across 60 UK universities. This has nearly doubled in 2018 so far, with over 7,500 students receiving the courses at more than 100 university events, either by Amplify’s experienced trainers or an academic representative.
“We’re experiencing a clear transformational shift in how students and graduates decide which career is right for them. There is an increasing appetite for students to seek relevant, practical education and a real-world experience of the workplace, all of which complements theory-based degrees,” comments William de Lucy, CEO of Amplify.
Amplify delivers its courses to a variety of higher education institutions that may not be included in modern campus recruitment, instead of solely to ‘top-tier’ universities. This gives companies such as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs access to the widest possible pool of talent, which they would otherwise not reach through traditional hiring methods.
An example, is Amplify’s recent engagement with Leeds Business School, which used its technology to deliver a week-long trading internship for its MSC students. This enabled students to become accustomed to trading technology, supplementing theory-based education with ‘hands-on’ experience. Amplify’s work in a wide-range of universities has also helped bridge the geographical and socio-economic gap between London and other UK regions, providing financial training, facilities and networks to a wide variety of students, who would normally find it difficult to access such opportunities.
Furthermore, those that complete Amplify’s four-week Internship Training Programme, open only to current university students and graduates within one-year, will now receive a Level 5 Diploma in Trading & Financial Markets Analysis, accredited by the prestigious London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF).
“School leavers are now starting to recognise there is a more direct route in gathering the skills and professional experience that will allow them to succeed in their chosen profession. Amplify’s LIBF-accredited apprenticeship programme is the perfect example of this, giving students an opportunity to fully kick-start their financial career,” adds de Lucy.
The news comes at a time when Amplify prepares to fully launch its AmplifyME technology, allowing it to continue to disrupt the practical education and graduate recruitment landscape.