FEP Careers Funders

The FEP is funded by Airdrie Savings Bank, Clydesdale Bank, Dunfermline Building Society, HBOS plc, Lloyds TSB Scotland, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Life.  The careers and skills workshops are funded by the following organisations.

The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (CIOBS)
The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland's (CIOBS) primary aim is to develop and maintain the highest industry wide standards in the banking and financial services sector through the provision of top quality financial services qualifications and our worldwide relationships with the main powers and influencers in the banking industry. On our website, you will find a variety of courses that will set you up for a successful career in financial services that are relevant to all employees at any level. Starting from a certificate course, you can work your way up to becoming a Chartered Banker.
CIOBS is the only institute that can award Chartered Banker status, the premier qualification for professionals in financial services.

Scottish Investment Operations (SIO)
Scottish Investment Operations is a professional body supporting employers in the Scottish investment industry. Our members are fund management companies, investment banks and other financial institutions. We provide key information on the industry including links to careers and training.

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
The CII is the premier professional organisation for those working in the insurance and financial services industry. It is dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and integrity through the provision of relevant qualifications for employees at all levels and across all sectors. Its broad portfolio of education and qualification services is continually expanding to meet the changing requirements of companies and individuals across the financial services community.

Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC)
The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) is an independent, employer-led organisation, established in 2004 to provide strategic leadership for education, training and skills development for financial services, accountancy and finance across the UK.
We are the link between industry, government and education. Our aim is to ensure the people in this international and diverse sector have the skills and knowledge that are essential in furthering overall industry productivity and competitiveness.  The FSSC covers eight financial services sub-sectors and accountancy across the four nations: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
SQA is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Scottish Government Schools Directorate. It is the national body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees. The overall aim of the SQA is to manage the qualifications system below degree level to allow students to fulfil their potential to participate in the economy, society and communities of Scotland.

The Securities & Investment Institute (SII)
The SII set standards of professional excellence and integrity for the investment and securities industry, providing qualifications and promoting the highest level of competence to our members, other individuals and firms. The Securities & Investment Institute is a registered charity and has the following Charitable Objectives; to promote, for the public benefit, the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of securities and investments, to develop high ethical standards for practitioners in securities and investments and to promote such standards in the UK and overseas, to act as an authoritative body for the purpose of consultation and research in matters of education or public interest concerning investment in securities.



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