Young people from a secondary school in Newham, along with some of their parents, got the chance to meet up with employees from Deutsche Bank and Clifford Chance this morning. Staff talked to the teenagers about their jobs, their pathway to employment and shared stories about what they’d thought of their time at school. The young people got plenty of one-to-one time with the six employees, though they could have talked for hours! The group also had a tour of the building, including a quick look at the Clifford Chance gym (which drew much admiration).
SHS Practitioner Marilyn Matthews said:
“I could see a lot of effort went into planning the morning. All the children really enjoyed the session and have come back enthusiastic and totally inspired. Narcisa said she would like to be an apprentice just like Rebecca! Thank you for helping this group of young people to realise that if they work hard in school they too could have an opportunity to work in an organisation like Clifford Chance.”
School-Home Support is committed to ensuring disadvantaged young people benefit from this type of opportunity, and staff at Clifford Chance and Deutsche Bank did a wonderful job breaking down barriers to employment in the city. Thank you!