13 December 2016
On Thursday, 8 December 2016, Telereal Trillium hosted a visit for 21 students aged 16-18, from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, and St Brendan’s Sixth Form College.
The event, part of ‘A Capital Experience’ was organised in partnership with Career Ready, a national charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people.
The students were given an introduction to Telereal Trillium and how the business works, masterclasses in networking and social media, and the opportunity to practise what they learnt in a ‘Speed Networking’ session with volunteers from the business.
In total, 1,500 students from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland came to London to mark the start of their Career Ready programme. Telereal Trillium is one of more than 70 of the capital’s employers to support the event.
Career Ready aims to make young people work ready by delivering a programme of mentoring, masterclasses, workplace visits, and internships in schools and colleges across the UK. Telereal Trillium has been working with the charity for over six years as part of its ‘Helping People into the Workplace’ community programme.
Betty Benjamin, Business Lecturer and Career Ready Coordinator at College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London said: “The students were happy and really appreciated the opportunity Telereal Trillium gave them to have a first-hand experience of the corporate environment. As a college, we are really grateful for the event and what Telereal Trillium is doing as a whole to help young people.”
Anne Spackman, Chief Executive of Career Ready, said: “The visits that took place across London mark a big step in our students’ journeys. For many, this will have been their first visit to London, and to walk into the glass and marble towers of the capital and realise that they are welcome and that they could work there, is an inspirational moment. We hope that inspiration will stay with them throughout the programme and motivate them to aim higher in their future careers.
“We are very grateful to all the businesses and individuals who hosted our students and we hope they found it as rewarding as our students did.”
For more information about Career Ready, visit www.careerready.org.uk