Explore Your Horizons

19 October 2017

On 19th October, as a part of the partially-LEAP funded London Enterprise Advisers Network, Team London made their way to Lord’s Cricket Ground to help 260 young people from across London kick-start their careers. The event, called ‘Explore Your Horizons’ saw 190 business volunteers give these young people advice and guidance on possible career options.

Young and often under-represented Londoners were given the chance to meet with professionals in a fun and vibrant setting. They each spent four minutes with business professionals, gaining exclusive insight into their day-to-day responsibilities and experiences. A wide range of businesses were in attendance, and volunteers were keen to help and advise. One volunteer, Liam, said,

“As someone who graduated 4 years ago and is still relatively new to the world of work, the event provided the perfect opportunity to pass on some of the experiences and lessons I have learnt since leaving school.

“I couldn’t believe how switched on so many of the young people at the event were and the speed networking format was a great way for them to ask some probing questions and pick up as much information as they could in short, focused sessions – it was a thoroughly rewarding experience and I can honestly say I learnt as much from them as they did from me!”

The event itself was a huge success, with both young people and event and business volunteers coming away inspired and on the road to success. One young person, when explaining what the most valuable thing she had learned was, said,

“I’m overwhelmed with such valuable information that I feel like I have a clearer view of my future.”

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