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Can your business share skills with young people of Southwark?

Bankside and You Opportunity + News
Create pathways into work with The Events Academy

The Events Academy summer work experience programme is back and we are inviting local businesses to deliver a half-day training session or workshop to this year’s cohort of eight 16-21 year olds.

Over July and August eight young people, guided by Events Academy project manager Munira Mohamed, will work together as a team to plan and create an event for Better Bankside members in late August. The workshops you provide will help them gain the skills they need to organise and run the event, as well as opening a window onto different professions and roles.

We will work with you in advance to ensure you pitch your session at the right level and give you tips on the topics to cover. It’s a great opportunity to practice communication and presentation skills and to get really good at explaining what you do concisely and entertainingly! If you or your colleagues are enthusiastic about meeting the employees, colleagues and customers of the future living and studying near Bankside, then get in touch. We need people to share all kinds of skills, from marketing to graphic design, website development to e-distribution, budgeting to event organisation and logistics to general project management.

This year we want to line up work experience sessions to continue beyond the summer, to give opportunities for ongoing learning for the students, so even if your business is completely unrelated to events management, contact us if you’d like to find out more.

Youth unemployment is a big issue and it’s becoming much harder for young people to get jobs. The Events Academy aims to change that by providing crucial exposure to different sectors and careers, valuable work experience and transferable employability skills. It also provides opportunities and experience that help the students grow their networks and get a positive start in their working life.

Contact Danielle Cohen dc [at] betterbankside.co.uk or 020 7928 3998 to discuss how you could be a part of the Events Academy 2013.

Jun 18 2013