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Businesses from the Fitzrovia Partnership come together for local students
Fifteen businesses from across the Fitzrovia Partnership attended their flagship careers event on 16 May to give local students a deeper insight into the career opportunities available and what employers are looking for from the next generation of employees.
Held at The 52 Club in Bloomsbury, a diverse range of businesses from the partnership including HSBC, McDonalds, Arup, Emirates, Edwardian Hotels and Rhythms of Life charity set up their stalls for Year 8 - 10 students to come and ask their burning questions and try their hand at some interactive activities to see what the job is really like.
Businesses from finance, engineering, architecture, retail, hospitality, leisure and the third sector attended, giving students from Maria Fidelis School, Regent High School and Camden School for Girls the opportunity to explore the breadth of opportunities in the area.
Melissa Garrett, our Project Manager for the region, said: "It was fantastic to see so many businesses big and small coming together to show local young people what's on offer in the Fitzrovia Partnership. The students were very keen to ask questions and the employers responded by presenting them with a balanced view of the job opportunities available in their businesses.
"As a result of today 96% of the students that attended said they're now more aware of their own skills and aspirations and 98% are now thinking harder about their futures. 96% of the students say they now feel more confident when it comes to talking to employers which is such an important skill for any young person entering the workplace."
Nicky Hudson, Service & Sales Manager at HSBC, said: “The students asked lots of insightful questions and it was great to talk to them about the behaviours needed for the workplace aside from subjects and grades. The event was perfect for businesses like ours to talk to young people from the Camden area about the opportunities available. I think a lot of the students were surprised by the range of jobs they could do and I know the day has given them plenty of food for thought.”
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