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Career advice
A recent survey from shows almost two thirds of young people approach their parents first for career advice and 41% of young people would take career advice from Sir Alan Sugar.

Santander student account
Santander is offering a four-year Railcard to students in full time education who open a student current account with the bank.

HSBC apprenticeship scheme
HSBC is currently developing a traineeship programme to benefit 250 young people by the end of 2014.

Apprenticeships at Lloyds Banking Group
Building on the early success of its 2012 National Apprenticeship pilot programme, Lloyds Banking Group has announced its intention to expand the programme to a 1,000 apprentices for 2013.

Halifax student account
Halifax has unveiled the details of its 2012 student account offering, announcing that it will now offer the largest guaranteed overdraft in the market from day one.

Work experience
Star ‘Apprentice’ Gabrielle Omar urges young people to embrace work experience and gear up for the world of work.

Barclays and youth charity team up to help young people avoid debt fears
Barclays and online youth charity YouthNet have joined forces to support young people in the UK to build their financial skills, knowledge and confidence.

Financial education
The ifs School of Finance is backing MoneySavingExpert’s Martin Lewis’s campaign to make financial education a compulsory part of the school curriculum. The ”e-petition” already has over 50,000 signatures.

Funding opens avenues for skills boost in finance sector
There are hopes within the financial industry that new government investment will open up new opportunities for apprenticeships.

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Understanding finance
A recent study reveals that more than 4 in 10 further education students in the UK don’t know that store cards are a form of debt.

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