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Damilola Taylor Trust Career Pathway Programme: Work in The City

Updated: Dec 2, 2020



“The Damilola Taylor Trust (DTT) was established in May 2001 in memory of Damilola Taylor who was tragically killed in 2000 by an act of violence by two boys not much older than him. The Damilola Taylor Trust (DTT) is committed to providing inner-city youths with opportunities to play, learn, and live their lives free of fear and violence, and with optimism for a future where opportunities flourish”.


Friday the 27th of November 2020 marks the 20 year anniversary of his death.


Since 2016, Lysis has been supporting the Damilola Taylor Trust Career Pathway Programme: Work in The City


The objective of the Programme is to provide participants from disadvantaged backgrounds with experience and insight into working in the financial services industry. The Programme covers a number of different roles and aspects, working in a number of different areas including Anti-money Laundering, IT support, and Generalist Corporate roles.


Since 2016, Lysis has:

  • Sponsored over 50 young people from the DTT on the City Career Pathway Programme (CCPP).

  • Given one/two-month, paid internships to over 20 DTT CPP candidates.

  • Provided training scholarship to over 30 young people from the DTT CCPP.

  • Offered full-time, permanent employment to a DTT CPP intern.


Lysis recognises the need to proactively engage with various members of the community in addition to its core work with financial institutions. It is for this reason that Lysis has been actively collaborating with the DTT to help deliver their CCPP “Work in The City”, which aims to expose individuals from less favourable backgrounds to professional working experience in the financial services industry. Research has shown that violence rates amongst individuals from challenged backgrounds is higher compared to those coming from more affluent backgrounds, who also manage to land better jobs.