2016 – CEO Launches Academia Project To Widen Opportunities For Young People

Enhancing Young Peoples Life Skills

Preparing Students for employment opportunities in the “Real World”.

By HIBA KHAN

The next step in furthering our CSR program is working directly with students across the UK from year 10 through to final year university graduates with the aim giving them a competitive advantage when applying for jobs in the “real world”.

After successfully piloting the scheme in 2015, we officially launched our Academia Project as of January 2016.

Rose Carter from Trust Careers commented; “Sarah and her team have been involved in our Trust Careers interview days since 2013. To have direct employers interviewing is an invaluable experience for students and for the company to actually build a curriculum around this is absolutely wonderful”

Students accepted onto the Academia Project will gain valuable business exposure, be shown how to build their own portfolio as well as network of contacts within their area of interest. We are also committed to give guidance and support to help them achieve their employ-ability goals.

Su Mortley, Chair of Maidstone schools and colleges CEIAG forum (On behalf of Kent County Council) says: “To have a number of our students included into the project is fantastic. I know some of the pupils personally and am looking forward to observing their progression”

On successful completion of the 12-week program, a select number of individuals from the South East through to the North East will progress onto our client graduate schemes.

Sarah Landry, Managing Director of DFGR and Talent Hack said; “This is a fantastic project, especially with the current status of the job / skills market for entry level requirements within our specific industry sector. To also have the support from GB Entrepreneur Awards as well as Trustee Careers only adds value to our Academia Project”

We as an organisation has already benefited from the insights and perspective that these young scholars have brought to the table. So much so, that we have implemented a number of their suggestions.

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