Young Influencers Programme

Investing in Tomorrow’s Brightest.

Launched in October 2021, our Young Influencers Programme is designed to improve employment opportunities for underrepresented groups in the Financial Services industry – with a focus on students from diverse ethnic minority and low socio-economic backgrounds.

Each year, we invite 75 year-12 students from our partner schools in the local area of East London to undertake the scheme. The programme involves a six-month series of interactive workshops during which the students explore real-life banking case studies and build an understanding of the role banking plays in building a sustainable future. In parallel, our Young Influencers undertake a dedicated schedule of bespoke activities and exercises, helping them acquire practical knowledge and 'real-world' skills.

Throughout the programme, each workshop session is supported by our employee volunteers who contribute their energy and expertise to inspire the students with the aim of having a positive impact on their future and our wider society. 

On completion of the six-month programme, participants are invited to apply for a paid work experience placement during the following summer where they have the opportunity to put their newly acquired skills and knowledge into practice in the workplace. 

Young Influencer Programme applications for 2024 are currently only open to those from our partner schools in East London. 

Want to learn more?

Hear from two of our recent Young Influencers who returned to Societe Generale following the programme to complete a summer internship with us or learn more about our wider Corporate Social Responsibility commitments

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