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Events Academy

18 Great Guildford Street

The Events Academy is Better Bankside’s award winning initiative aimed at improving the prospects of young people in Southwark.

Each year up to eight young people aged 16-21 spend a summer doing real work in real workplaces, organising a business networking event whilst gaining new skills and learning about a variety of careers. The aim is to recruit young people who are unsure of their skills and help them to grow their abilities and confidence. Supported by Better Bankside businesses the young people receive a variety of training, mentoring and work experience opportunities over the six week period. 

Business partnership opportunities

We are actively seeking partnerships with organisations that wish to support this high profile and important project.

The Events Academy programme is shaped by the partnerships, through a mutually agreed schedule of events and activities, tailored to ensure that both businesses and students get the most out of this unique opportunity.

These could include, for example, careers workshops, skills training, 1-2-1 CV guidance, mock interviews, mentoring, film making, event planning, graphic design, public relations and social media, public speaking, budgeting or anything else that the students and businesses agree would be useful.

Why and how to take part

By being a part of the Events Academy you will support local youth, develop your staff, raise your company’s profile amongst local residents and businesses and meet some inspirational young people along the way!

All businesses who have taken part so far have enjoyed the experience and the opportunity to meet young people in a way that is unlikely otherwise.

For more information please contact Rachel Nicholson at Better Bankside 18 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0FD rn [at] (subject: Events%20Academy) 020 7928 3998 @eventsacademy