OSTC are proud to share the news that we have strengthened our commitment to gender equality even further by becoming a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter. The Charter pledges gender balance across financial services and also commits us to supporting the progression of women into senior roles across the business. We have set our targets high, with the aim of increasing our current 23.8% female representation in senior management (figure collected October 2020) to 33% by October 2023.
OSTC has taken another step forward in delivering on our commitment to supporting employee mental health and wellbeing. We’re delighted to share the news that The City Mental Health Alliance has awarded our organisation with the accreditation mark of ‘Achieving’ in its annual Thriving at Work assessment. The assessment helps organisations to measure their progress as they work to build mentally healthy workplaces. The evidence-based standards are set out in the CMHA’s Thriving at Work Guide for organisations to work towards in developing their mental health and wellbeing strategies. This year, the standards were updated to introduce the integration of mental health across the employee lifecycle, driving best practice across the ecosystem, for example through supplier engagement and a stronger focus on inclusion and diversity.
OSTC APPOINTS TIM CAMPBELL MBE TO LEAD TRADER DIVERSITY STRATEGY We’re excited to announce the appointment of former UK Government advisor, social enterprise entrepreneur and youth employment ambassador, Tim Campbell MBE. Tim’s official title is OSTC Accelerator Lead and Regional Head, Africa, and he’s already started his first commission to drive our newly created ‘Trading Futures’ talent acquisition division. ‘Trading Futures’ will initially focus on uncovering 50 of the brightest young (aged 18-25) talents from underrepresented communities across the UK, before being rolled out globally and to an even wider audience. The programme will actively look to engage those who may not have considered a trading career as a viable option, namely women, ethnically diverse groups, LGBTQ candidates, people with different abilities and those from less mobile socio-economic backgrounds.
OSTC is proud to announce the news of our partnership with Evenbreak; the award-winning portal for disabled job-seekers that is also run by people with disabilities. Evenbreak gives candidates and employers the confidence to connect in an inclusive environment, and this exciting new partnership is a vital component of OSTC’s ongoing commitment to promoting meaningful diversity across our workforce. Based in the UK and operating globally, Evenbreak will help OSTC attract more talented disabled candidates through their job board, and also support us to adopt more accessible and inclusive recruitment practices through training and consultancy. Any candidates interested in working for OSTC can find all our suitable roles at https://www.evenbreak.co.uk/en/employer/ostc
We’re hugely excited to announce OSTC’s coming together with fellow industry-leading financial training and education specialists, BG Consulting. Our organisations already share some of the world’s most respected capabilities in our sector. This venture now combines BG Consulting’s educational expertise with our pioneering ZISHI EdTech platform, both broadening our horizons with a more extensive range of products and services and accelerating our vast global deployment even further. With associates across North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, BG Consulting’s courses are designed to fit a range of training needs and learning styles. The collaboration significantly expands our activities in a large and growing addressable market.
OSTC welcomes two senior hires to newly-created roles, to head up our operations in Greater China, as well as the opening of a new Hong Kong office. Fladia Tang (pictured) joins as Country Head Greater China. Formerly at HSBC, Fladia’s role will see her assume responsibility for OSTC in the region, including growth of our global trading business, and the introduction of ZISHI’s range of financial education, AI and biometric performance improvement services. Fladia joined HSBC in 1999 and has held several roles within the organisation since, including most recently as a programme director to build out HSBC’s China wealth management subsidiary. Sammi Li joins OSTC as Head of Sales Greater China, reporting to Fladia. Most recently, Sammi served as Head of Asia at Euronext, with the remit to oversee Euronext’s expansion in Asia, with a strong focus on growth in Greater China. The focus of her role with OSTC will be on driving our sales growth of ZISHI education and cognitive technologies across the Greater China region.
We’re pleased to announce we’re expanding our online educational technology capabilities by welcoming the EdTech platform Volcube to OSTC, under the ZISHI brand. Speaking about the addition, Lee Hodgkinson, CEO of OSTC said: “We’re incredibly excited to welcome the Volcube EdTech platform to the OSTC stable. Volcube will be a vital part of further scaling ZISHI and accelerates our growth, by opening up a number of exciting opportunities for us in the digital learning and development space." “We have previously deployed Volcube’s technology for a number of our educational courses and believe this industry-leading platform has great commercial potential. Our goal is to scale-up sales of the platform globally, ultimately offering an expanded range of remote training solutions across multiple asset classes.”
OSTC are proud to launch our remote trader initiative. It's a unique chance to learn to trade, at home. So there's no time wasted commuting and lots more time to learn. Applications are now open, and here's a bit more about this exciting opportunity: - You'll follow our 6-month Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading, delivered by ZISHI Cornerstone. - We'll pay you a salary from the day you start training. - OSTC mentors and managers will help guide you to success. - Once qualified, you'll trade live on the world's markets.
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