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City Careers Open House 2018

Bankside and You Opportunity
Open your office doors and help raise Southwark young people's awareness of different careers
Rachel Nicholson
Corporate Responsibility Manager

Southwark Education Business Alliance is looking for local businesses to help young people learn about the wealth of career opportunities available in the borough.


City Careers Open House

City Careers Open House aims to introduce primary school children to different businesses and industries and raise their aspirations through a series of fun and interactive visits to different workplaces.

Visits to businesses last 3-4 hours and will be designed in partnership with you so that they are tailored to your organisation and office. As an example, a visit would start with an introductory presentation delivered by both Southwark EBA and volunteers from your company, followed by a tour of the building - the children always find it really interesting to discover the different features and functions within an office building.  You could finish the visit with a 'careers carousel' activity, with small groups of pupils rotating between employee volunteers from different departments to find out more about their education, career paths and different experiences of the world of work. It works really well if you can recruit volunteers from different departments and a wide range of backgrounds to demonstrate diversity within the workplace and to help challenge stereotypes around who can do certain jobs.

Office visits are planned for the following days between March and June - just let Southwark EBA know your preferred dates:

  • Wednesday 14 March
  • Thursday 15 March
  • Wednesday 21 March
  • Wednesday 18 April
  • Thursday 19 April
  • Wednesday 25 April
  • Wednesday 16 May
  • Thursday 17 May
  • Wednesday 23 May
  • Wednesday 13 June
  • Thursday 14 June
  • Wednesday 20 June

If you would like more information about how this programme works, please contact Zubair Patel at Southwark EBA:  zubair.patel [at] (subject: City%20Careers%20Open%20House)

Jan 24 2018