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We Rise Futures successful says independent evaluation
Is experience the only thing that matters when applying for jobs?
Many young people think that employers are only looking for individuals who have experience in the type of field of job and therefore may feel unqualified for the job. However, many employers find personal qualities, attitudes and ability to do the job more valuable when applying for jobs.
Top tips for work experience made easy
Lambeth Council’s independent external evaluation praised the We Rise team for their commitment, inspiration and willingness to learn. The evaluation found clear evidence that the programme has been successful. 96% of the students were found to have made progress along an 8 stage pathway. The report praised the engagement of employers. It highlights two big themes from the programme: its impact on increasing students confidence and the way it enabled them to explore and reconstruct their sense of self.
How can employers communicate with Gen Z?
Many people we talk to are worried about taking a work experience student because they don’t know what to do with them. But fear not. Work experience isn’t really about doing work. It’s about bringing together two worlds that don’t understand each other. Here are our eight top tips for work experience made easy.
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The Truth - Lambeth Council
Gen Z is notorious for online multitasking and short attention spans. But the picture is more complicated. This generation is also serious and pragmatic. They want content that is authentic, engaging and informative. So how do you attract Gen Z to focus on your company and your opportunities? We have been talking to young people in South London about how they’d like to be communicated with. Here’s what they’ve told us…
Brixton Design Trail Press Gang
Lambeth Council commissioned us to make this film about youth violence in 2017 as part of a campaign they were planning to run.
This project was a partnership with the Brixton Bugle and the Design Trail, and supported by the Brixton Pound Community Fund, to create engage people in the creative events taking place in Brixton during September.
Age UK Lambeth/Handyfix
The Post Office asked our team of young consultants to develop a social media presence and strategy for two local post office stores. They seconded three of their dynamic graduate trainees for a week to design a programme and coach our 17 year olds through the tasks.
How can employers reach young talent from disadvantaged backgrounds?
Our project for Age UK Lambeth inspired 13 young people to create a professional standard advert and marketing strategy in one week.
Are informal codes of behaviour, rather than ability, defining talent?
Access to professional jobs remains overwhelmingly dominated by the children of professional parents who boost their kids chances through educational opportunities, unpaid internships and informal social networks. The Social Mobility Commission’s recommendations focus on boosting resources in education especially for 16-18 year olds. But what can employers do? And is it time to be a bit more radical?
How can your company reach diverse talent?
A new book exposes how class based cultural codes act as a barrier to diversity. On the day The Government’s Social Mobility Commission announced that class privilege remains entrenched in Britain and social mobility has stagnated, I attended a powerful presentation from Sam Friedman, Associate Professor of Sociology at the LSE and author of a new book The Class Ceiling, a searing analysis of how self perpetuating privilege works in the UK.
Scaling for success: We Rise wins support from the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Postcode Innovation Trust
Do you find it hard to access and attract diverse talent for your apprenticeships?
Is your company failing to spend its apprenticeship levy on young people?
Are you finding it hard to hit company targets for diversity and inclusion?
Companies that are not making progress on diversity risk damaging their employer brand and looking out of touch with today’s customers.
3 barriers to increasing diversity
“Being awarded the place on the Scale+Accelerate Programme marks out Abigail Melville as a leader with the potential to take this organisation’s impact to the next level. We are delighted to be supporting her on the journey to tackling one of the biggest problems in society.”
We Rise Futures is "fantastic” says new Council leader
Increasing diversity is firmly on the agenda of many large organisations. But those tasked with delivering on diversity targets are facing some real challenges to make them a reality.
Young people finding their unique voice - The Story of Me film
Lambeth’s new Labour Leader, Jack Hopkins, has given a huge vote of confidence in We Rise. Speaking at the Graduation event for our Futures Programme he said “The We Rise programme has been absolutely outstanding…
Being yourself - authentic, real, interesting, different. That’s what the world wants and that’s what we got a glimpse of when our students presented their Story of Me.