CISI and MThree Consulting partnership helps fintech graduates turn their degrees into a career

By Lora Benson | Jun 18, 2019



Global consultancy MThree has agreed a partnership with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) which will support the UK financial services professional talent pipeline.

MThree is a global specialist in the financial services technology talent sector, operating in six countries across three continents. Its graduate Alumni programme places smart, engaged graduates from leading UK universities including  Loughborough, Imperial College, Lancaster, Leeds, and UCL with financial services firms to complete a two year fast-track scheme.

The arrangement confirms CISI Affiliate Membership for MThree’s fintech Alumni180619mthree-logo-colour (002) graduates, which includes access to CISI’s Young Professionals Network. In addition, MThree will sponsor these Alumni to complete the CISI Level 3 Awards or other relevant CISI professional qualifications.

The graduates will have access to CISI’s Revision Express modules to support their learning and to CISI’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portal, featuring videos, over 150 Professional Refresher modules to update sector knowledge and the opportunity to attend Young Professionals Networking events.

The partnership offers CISI Gold Corporate Supporter firm status for MThree, combined with Accredited Training Provider (ATP) status.

Jim Winter, CISI Regional UK Director said: “We are delighted to be working with MThree to support their graduate Alumni programme. With their connection to more than 50 universities across the whole of the UK and their strong global financial services employer relationships, the synergies will offer a competitive edge for both our members and the MThree graduates.

“MThree’s key role in bridging the gap between graduates and employers, building soft skills to complement tech skills, will help secure and develop the talent pipeline for our dynamic profession.”

Alex Headley, CEO of MThree said “We are excited to be partnering with CISI because of the value it can offer our Alumni. The partnership enables us to continually upskill the Alumni and provide them with the professional qualifications they need to succeed in their careers. Additionally, it is important for our clients to know that the expert training we deliver has been developed in conjunction with the CISI, is accredited and fully relevant to the Alumni we place with them.”

MThree Consulting’s clients include some of the biggest investment banks in the world as well as tech giants and government agencies. Of the graduates on the MThree Alumni programme 50% hold Physics, Maths, Engineering or STEM degrees, 33% Computer Science or Software Engineering degrees, 12% Business or Economics degrees and 5% Finance degrees.