Given its social nature, all costs of the programme, including the selection of candidates and the provision of training courses, are fully covered by Intesa Sanpaolo, making it free of charge for both candidates and the companies interested in hiring.
Giovani e Lavoro numbers to date: out of more than 9,300 candidates, over 700 students have been placed in the classroom, with a recruitment rate of 80% for the fi rst students to graduate. Over 1,000 companies have participated in local meetings.
The project has been developed by Intesa Sanpaolo through Intesa Sanpaolo Formazione – the Group company that designs, organises and manages training and education programmes – and is carried out in collaboration with Generation Italy, the non-profi t initiative created by McKinsey & Company in 2015.
University and schools
Intesa Sanpaolo collaborates in various ways with roughly two-thirds of Italian universities by providing honour loans, supporting professorships and fi rst- and second-level master’s degrees, and granting scholarships to students and PhD students. Employees of the Group also provide teaching or customised projects to universities. Among the relationships and collaborations with foreign universities, the partnership with the University of Oxford is particularly noteworthy.
Intesa Sanpaolo also organised the Z Lab project for secondary schools in 18 cities. This is a training initiative that fulfi lls the government’s Programme for transversal skills and orientation (formerly the Alternanza scuola-lavoro programme), offering students in high schools and technical/professional institutes a three-year learning and practical experience carried out entirely on the Group’s premises.