The Brokerage Citylink

The Brokerage Skills Academy

A free service for state educated young Londoners wanting to pursue a career in business. We’ll assess their confidence in five key employability areas, pinpointing the skills in need of development and providing targeted workshops and support to help them reach their full career potential.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1059173)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,000

Amount raised

£15,220

Donations

14

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

Even when achieving excellent grades, students from disadvantaged backgrounds struggle to showcase their skills and get into professional careers. 81% of senior people in financial services think that the way candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds present themselves at interview prevents them from getting a job in the sector. 62% said that fears that students wouldn’t fit with workplace culture was also a barrier. Targeted support is needed to level the playing field for these young people.

Solution

Our free service will give students the best possible chance of crossing the line into a paid internship or job. We will work with students to assess five key employability areas: Self-awareness, Teamwork, Attitude, Communication and Knowledge (STACK). Using STACK we’ll help each student identify their strengths and weaknesses, providing them with activities and support including workshops, training and masterclasses with industry experts, designed to boost the skills they need to improve.