The City of London Corporation's recent young unemployment report "The City's Business: helping young Londoners towards and into employment" highlights more of the Brokerage's programmes in its on-line version.
Our programmes feature under three of the five headings including:
1. Walking the Talk - the City of London Corporation's City Business Traineeship programme delivered by the Brokerage
The City of London Corporation employs ambitious school leavers from disadvantaged areas on summer placements before they go to university.
These 6-13 week paid placements provide the young people with valuable contact and insight into City careers as well as work experience.
The scheme, delivered by The Brokerage Citylink, is also supported by a growing number of City employers who benefit from a motivated member of staff undertaking real work and real responsibility for a short period. Many alumni of the programme maintain links with the employers during their university studies, capitalising on their experience to progress their future career.
2. Target support where it is needed - Allen & Overy London Foundation & the Brokerage's Outreach Programme
Allen & Overy London Foundation and The Brokerage Citylink Allen & Overy London Foundation, a longstanding partner of the Brokerage Citylink, recently committed to fund the charity’s Outreach Programme, allowing the Brokerage to widen its support of employability skills in London schools beyond its programmes in the City. Funding covers up to 20 visits to schools and, importantly, is not prescriptive about what activities are undertaken, enabling the Brokerage to respond to each school’s specific need.
4. Small and local is beautiful - Barnett Waddingham hosts City Career Open House workshops, delivered by the Brokerage team (funded by CoLC)
Barnett Waddingham, an independent provider of actuarial services, decided to develop a more diverse approach to recruitment and employment, particularly focusing on promoting careers in actuarial services. However, with little connection to schools or colleges in nearby boroughs they did not know where to start so approached the Brokerage Citylink to support them.
Click here to read "The City's Business" report in full
Click here to see the City of London Corporation's You Tube film promoting the City Career Open House programme
Bridget Gardiner, executive director, represented the Brokerage on the report's working group and study panel and looks forward to further collaboration with the City of London Corporation and its partners on embedding the principles, and simple steps outlined in the report, in businesses across the City.