- National Employers Skills Survey for England 2009 (LSC, 2010)
- UK Employment and Skills Almanac 2009 (UKCES, 2009)
- The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Business and Skills in England (Alliance of Sector Skills Councils, 2009)
- Financial Services Skills Council: Scottish sector profile 2009 (Alliance of Sector Skills Council, 2009)
- Working Futures 2007-2017 (Wilson, Homenidou and Gambin, 2008)
- United Kingdom Balance of Payments: The Pink Book 2007 (ONS, 2007)
- Graduate skills and recruitment in the City (Alpha Generation Financial Training Ltd./University of London Careers Group/Fresh Minds, 2006)
- Financial Services 2005 Sector Skills Survey (Future Skills Wales, 2005)
- The UK financial services sector: Rising to the challenges and opportunities of globalisation (HM Treasury 2005)
FSSC research and publications
These sources provide information on FSSC research, focusing on skills gaps and shortages, skills provision and labour market trends in the financial services sector.
- FSSC UK AACS LMI report (2010)
- London Market Skills review (June 2008)
- Financial Services Cluster (April 2008)
- Skills review: UK wholesale financial services (2007)
- The view from Europe: Productivity and change in UK financial services (2007)
- UK Financial Services: Five Years Forward (2006)
- Graduate skills and recruitment in the City, FSSC and City of London (2006)
The Skills Bill - The Skills Bill is the Sector Skills Agreement (SSA) for UK financial services. The FSSC has reported on the first three parts of the SSA which examine the sector’s skills needs now and in the future, the extent to which they are met by existing provision, and the gaps between what employers want and what the labour market and training providers can offer.
- The Skills Bill: Sector Skills Agreement for Financial Services (Stage 5) Available for: England (2008); Scotland (2008); Wales (2008); and Northern Ireland (2009).
- The Skills Bill: An agenda for the industry (Stage 3) (2007) (Also available for: England ; Scotland ;Wales;and Northern Ireland)
- The Skills Bill: Assessment of education and training provision in UK financial services (Stage 2) (2007)
- The Skills Bill: Analysis of skills needs in UK financial services (Stage 1) (2007)
Careers information websites and resources
These websites offer careers information, advice and guidance to jobseekers hoping to enter the industry through academic or vocational education as well as experienced staff seeking information on career paths in financial services.
FSSC qualifications and careers website – FSSC resource for jobseekers and learners in the industry
Sector specific awarding bodies
Below are a number of links to organisations that design and offer qualifications in financial services. Many are professional bodies that represent their members and promote professionalism in their sectors. Awarding bodies typically provide information on qualifications, professional development and career paths.
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
- Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
- Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA Institute/AIMR)
- Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
- Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA)
- Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (CIOBS)
- Faculty/Institute of Actuaries
- Institute of Financial Services (ifs School of Finance)
- Personal Finance Society (PFS)
- Pensions Management Institute (PMI)
- Securities & Investment Institute (SII)
- UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP)