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  • Get started with the Princeā€™s Trust

    The Prince’s Trust are working with some key national employers representing a range of sectors to offer opportunities for young Londoners (16-25) who are currently NEET.  Working in partnership, the aim is to offer the chance for young people to enhance their employability by: meeting new people learning new skills and gaining experience improving their confidence The programme starts with a taster day which takes place on the employer’s premises and is then followed by a work experience opportunity for young people keen to engage.  Employers...
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  • Success at Bell Group, Orpington

    In November, a group of Year 11 students from Bromley Beacon Academy completed a week’s work experience with a range of local employers.  The placements were sourced by Bromley EBP and matched to individual student requirements.   For some of the young people, this was their first taste of the working world and there were a number of real successes to celebrate. Bell Group UK in Orpington, one of the largest contract painters & decorators in the United Kingdom, took Georgio on work experience as an office assistant.  He got involved in the range of office duties and also accompanied the contracts manager on site visits. Mark Bicknell, Senior Contracts Manager contacted us to give us feedback on Geor...
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  • Focus on Finance ā€“ Next Steps

    Focus on Finance ā€“ Next Steps

    Julie McCarthy, Community Banking Adviser from Nat West Bank, Orpington is keen to work in partnership with Bromley EBP to help young people locally.  Her remit is to reach out to the local community and provide information, advice and guidance on how to better protect personal finances particularly with regard to on-line banking.  Nat West are keen to get the message out to young people and the elderly to help them to avoid being victims of frauds and scams and to be more safe and secure on-line. Nat West also deliver a successful programme for schools called Money Sense which is linked to the curriculum and can be delivered in schools (primary and secondary).  The resources are relevant to young people from 5 to 18 y...
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  • Employers help young people be work ready

    A range of employers representing the construction industry including Armour Group, Bell Group and Conway worked alongside other organisations to provide valuable employability advice to young people from Bromley.  Students from LSEC and Chislehurst School for Girls took their Next Steps into the world of employment by attending an event on Friday 10th November supported by local and national employers from a range of sectors. This was the first in a series of events funded through the YES project, to help young people who are not intending to go onto HE to understand more about what employers expect of them and how to access the job market when they finish their studies. The teachers/tutors who accompanied the students were very positive about the event and commented: ‘The students benefitted from networking with the employers and gained lots of knowledge through t...
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  • A Beacon of Success

    Students from Bromley Beacon Academy have just returned from a week’s work experience with a range of local employers.  There were some real successes to celebrate – Georgio was praised for his computer troubleshooting skills, he arrived early each day and was immaculately turned out!  Charlie’s work ethnic really impressed his employers as he worked hard and was always keen to help.  Billy’s supervisor declared that he was one of the best work experience students they’d ever had. Declan and Danny brushed up on their technical skills by undertaking placements in local garages. Both employers were impressed with the boys’ attitude and commitment to work.  All the placements were sourced and organised by Bromley EBP and our huge thanks go to Mosslea MOT, PJ Supplies, Chislehurst Road Garage, Bell Group, Bryen & Langley Ltd, Trimdogs Dog Grooming Salon, Bromley Vehicle Test Centre and Waitrose (Bromley) for their commitment to supporting young people.
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