Staff volunteers also regularly take part in “insight days” at the Bank for young people across London from lower socio-economic backgrounds. These are designed to ensure that the Bank is accessible to people from a wide range of backgrounds, educate them about what the Bank does and perhaps inspire them to seek employment at the Bank in the future. During 2017 the Bank welcomed around 75 students and expects to welcome a greater number in 2018. This complements the work of Bank staff in local schools. In the current academic year over 50 staff will regularly volunteer at schools in Tower Hamlets aiming to inspire the next generation by helping younger pupils with numeracy or literacy skills, and older pupils prepare for job interviews or higher education.
Supporting Social Mobility Initiatives at Bank of England