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Skills Council expands career info service to financial advice

The Financial Services Skills Council has expanded its online information service for careers in financial services and accountancy to include retail banking, financial advice, and credit leasing and finance.

The website, Directions, offers career information on the finance industry including factsheets, job profiles, information on entry routes and video case studies.

The first phase of Directions went live at the end of 2008, covering wholesale banking, wholesale insurance, investment management, third party administration and retail insurance.

FSSC chief executive Teresa Sayers says: “In the current economic climate, it’s more important than ever to ensure that careers advisers have access to an objective source of information about the financial sector.

“We would argue that, in uncertain times, objective information and advice is more important than ever. This sector accounts for the livelihoods of nearly two million people across the UK. These are significant industries that will still need to invest in the skills of staff for the future.”

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