Our Partnership So Far
Our first work with Citi focused on internal mobility across ICG in the UK & EMEA.
We retrained a cohort of staff, full-time over a 12-week period. We worked together to identify a cohort of individuals in non-technical roles who would be suitable
for a career transition into Software Engineering.
Enabling these individuals to pivot their career within the bank has been
a life-changing experience for them and demonstrated retention value to Citi. There
was heightened diversity on the cohort, too – 9 of the 12-person cohort were women.
Since then, Citi have hired 23 of our_nologists onto site in London. We aim
to successfully transition them into permanent roles at the bank, with our full
support along the way.
DIVERSITY & CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Almost half of our Citi _nologists come from an underrepresented group in tech.
Based on studies back in 2020, only 19% of the whole UK tech sector came from a low socio-economic background – together, we have shattered those stats with our current level of 39%.
Our partnership together has led to 83% of individuals on-site as Engineers at Citi
not coming from a coding background. Even more incredible is that over half (61%)
haven’t come from a STEM background at all.
Our CSR partnerships enable us to further our reach to underrepresented individuals, creating routes into tech regardless of their backgrounds. We’ve committed to training 48 young people through our Prince’s Trust partnership over the next 12 months, and work closely with the National Autistic Society and their Autism at Work programme to train young people and educate clients on creating a more inclusive workspace that enables everyone to thrive.
Our partnership with Resurgo allows us to connect with high potential young
people from a range of low-income or underprivileged backgrounds. 2 individuals
so far have come through our partnership with Resurgo, and Citi is currently
interviewing neurodivergent individuals from our open tech accelerators in the UK