To engage the younger generation in community services, PWMA for the second year running invited apprentices in the Pilot Apprenticeship Programme for Private Wealth Management to come up with ideas for community service projects. This exercise successfully brought apprentices together from different firms and universities to collaborate for the common good.
Apprentices were asked to form teams and submit competing proposals, which were presented to a PWMA panel of judges. The winning team (see below) then worked closely with PWMA to carry out their “A Joint-university Mentorship Journey for Ethnic Minorities Students” plan.
On June 27, 2019, members of the PWMA Executive committee, the Managing Director and other PWMA representatives enjoyed a networking lunch with the finalists of the competition. The winning apprentice team were presented with certificates to recognize their outstanding performance. Campus ambassadors also received gifts as a reward for their contribution.
This summer, around 55 apprentices are joining the joint-university mentorship program, taking place on four Saturdays. Through campus tours, experience sharing from professionals and students, along with a range of activities, apprentices have an opportunity to connect with ethnic minority students, and assist them with tertiary education and career planning, so as to raise their awareness of diversity and inclusion.
PWMA Community Service Award: The Winning Team
Project Proposal: “A Joint-university Mentorship Journey for Ethnic Minorities Students”
Ingrid Lau, The University of Hong Kong, an apprentice at Deutsche Bank AG
Jerry Yeung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, an apprentice at UBS AG