About Us

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services is an employer-led charity working with the UK Financial Services Industry.

The mission of the Skills Academy is:

  1. To help people, particularly from disadvantaged communities, to secure employment in the financial services sector.
  2. To contribute to the improvement of the diversity of the workforce in the financial services sector.
  3. To support skills development in the financial services sector.
  4. To improve the financial capability of the wider UK population.

Women in Finance Charter

The Skills Academy is a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter.  Our gender diversity target is 50% for women in senior management by December 2019.  The definition of senior management is Head of Service and above.

The Skills Academy will also aim for the pool of candidates shortlisted for posts from January 2017 to be made up of 50% women.