The Future Skills Framework will help the UK financial services sector identify areas that need to be prioritised in order to deliver a pipeline of talent in areas such as technology, digital and cyber. The Framework also outlines essential core behaviours and capabilities required to help address the current skills gap so employees can quickly reskill and upskill to advance their career pathway.Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair, City of London Corporation
We are delighted to support the launch of the FSSC’s Skills Framework. Creating a clear and insightful summary of key skills needed in Financial Services now and in the future, the Framework stands out because it is a collaborative effort informed by a wide range of industry employers. Of great value to employers and learning providers, it’s also a valuable resource for current and prospective Financial Services professionals looking to develop new skills or start their career.Dr. Dilum Jirasinghe, Head of Learning and Talent Development, UK & EMEA at HSBC
As the professional body for Insurance and Personal Finance, the Chartered Insurance Institute has worked closely with the Financial Services Skills Commission to represent our members’ and employers’ needs in identifying the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are needed to continue to serve our customers now and in the future.
We have reinvented our existing competency frameworks and aligned with the Futures Skills Framework to create a new model for insurance and personal finance that we are calling the Professional Map. As well as sharing customer and market research in the development of both frameworks, our members will benefit significantly from the alignment with wider financial services, ensuring clarity of focus and message, recognising commonalities and joint opportunities to improve attraction development and retention of more professionals to serve the public.Ian Simons, Customer Director at the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
The Future Skills Framework will enable the City of London Police to quickly pinpoint specific skills needs in the digital, cyber and technology space and identify areas which may require future investment and training requirements. This will further support us in attracting and retaining the best candidates, create a more engaged and inclusive workforce and ultimately help to keep the UK safe and secure.Assistant Commissioner McLaren, City of London Police
The FSCB welcomes the launch of the Financial Services Skills Commission's Future Skills Framework and is pleased to be collaborating with and supporting the FSSC in its work. This framework will provide firms with useful guidance on ways to attract, retain and develop talent. The sustainability of the financial services sector will depend on its ability to deal with the challenges posed by, among many other factors, fast-paced developments in cyber technology and security and associated regulation, the need for greater diversity and managing culture in new and more dispersed working models, post-pandemic. Guidance such as the Future Skills Framework provides firms grappling with these same challenges with a consistent starting point and we look forward to seeing how it develops.Alison Cottrell, CEO, Financial Services Culture Board (FSCB)