London Fastlaners Spring Programme

London Fastlaners Spring Programme

May 22, 2018

So that’s a wrap on the first London Fastlaners programme of 2018, and what an exciting couple of weeks it has been! Over the last two weeks we had the pleasure of taking 20 young people through the doors of some of London’s most exciting organisations.

During the programme participants heard from some incredible speakers about how to improve their employability skills, as well as learning more about the work of each organisation and gaining an insight into the opportunities available within those organisations. This time around we were lucky enough to visit institutions from a variety of sectors including; Amazon, Thomson Reuters and Comic Relief, amongst many others!

 

 

But what did we get up to? At the forefront of each day were the employability workshops, which each had a different focus. To give a few examples, we had an afternoon learning key networking skills, a mock assessment centre run by The Civil Service, an interview skills session with Bauer Media and an introduction to digital employability skills run by Freeformers. We also had several opportunities to network with and ask questions to staff from several of the organisations, which was hugely helpful in building up the networks of all of the the Fastlaners. On top of that, we also got to have a tour of several of the offices that we went to!

Interested in joining? Our next London programme is going to be running from 16th-26th July. Express your interest today by going to www.uprising.org.uk/apply.

Fastlaners also runs in Birmingham and Manchester and be applied for via the above link.