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Give local young people an insight to career opportunities

Bankside and You Opportunity
Two opportunities to 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 get involved in two different opportunities to help young people learn about the wealth of career opportunities available in the borough.

Southwark Careers Fair 2018

The annual Southwark Careers Fair will be taking place on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 March at London South Bank University.  This is a great opportunity to meet young people in Years 9-12 (14-17 year olds) from Southwark secondary schools and make a real impact on their career choices.

This successful and interactive fair aims to inspire students through interactive workshops delivered by exhibitors, that help students understand your organisation and different career paths within the sector.

To secure your free exhibition space at this event, please complete Southwark EBA's Booking Form by Wednesday 31 January or for more information please contact Tereza Knazurova at Southwark EBA: tereza.knazurova [at] southwark.gov.uk (subject: Southwark%20Careers%20Fair)  

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.

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

Jan 24 2018