JAYE Malta’s work is extremely important because it helps to achieve the HSBC Group’s commitment to support one million people with employability skills as part its Future Skills programme. This year, HSBC Group and Junior Achievement (JA) are celebrating JA’s 10-year anniversary of HSBC Group’s sponsorship of JA More than Money programme. Through this global partnership, more than 9,000 HSBC volunteers have enabled over 500,000 JA students in 51 countries to learn future skills and practice entrepreneurship. Since 2008, HSBC Group has invested over €13 million in training and educating global youth.
Moreover this year the HSBC Malta Foundation has become the first corporate supporter of the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JAYE) Malta Foundation to clinch the John Harper Award for its outstanding contribution to the growth and success of the non-profit institution. Receiving the award on behalf of the HSBC Malta Foundation was of great privilege and I must say that I was quite taken aback with this recognition for HSBC and we are very proud of the award. This recognition is for all the efforts of our colleagues, across the bank, since 1999. We are very proud of this partnership because we believe in the JAYE purpose and it is evident that everyone that passes through JAYE does too. We look forward to continuing this partnership.
Last year, HSBC Malta accepted 13 promising students who spent their summer with the bank, the largest internship intake by a single employer. HSBC’s yearly financial contributions to JAYE Malta are in addition to support with human capital.
HSBC Malta’s partnership with JAYE Malta Foundation. This year HSBC Malta has accepted another 12 interns.