We focused on some of the most pertinent issues which young people have told us they care most about – inclusive recruitment practices, how employers engage them as prospective employees and how businesses can best support their changing needs. We looked at some of the potential solutions and actions employers can take.
We also shared a sneak peek of our forthcoming anniversary campaign content featuring some heroes from across the Movement – more on this soon!
The conversation and general buzz in the room throughout the day (not to mention the celebratory atmosphere during the awards!) really stood out for me. People wanted to listen, to share and to learn – with a healthy dose of fun too!
Hearing the amazing stories of our nominees and winners was also a standout moment – this was our opportunity to celebrate young people who are doing great things in their workplace, as well as some wonderful champions of young people. Huge congratulations again to our award winners and all our nominees!
The events were made even more special as we used the occasion to kick off the charity’s tenth anniversary celebrations. As a Movement, we have helped deliver more than 155,000 opportunities for young people, working with hundreds of individuals and organisations to deliver remarkable experiences. Thank you to every business and partner who has joined us on the journey and helped us to reach this significant milestone.
Between 2013 and 2020 we reached a major milestone of 100,000 opportunities delivered, and today we are already close to 200,000. The pace of change is increasing, and this gives me so much hope and pride.
Because, simply, this means we’re helping even more young people to build their confidence, to develop key skills and provide them with quality work experience that will help to equip them for their future.
This really is vital, as there are many more young people out there who need our support; our work is as crucial as ever.
A final thank you to our sponsors – without your support we couldn’t hold such high quality events – and to all those who attended, contributed and celebrated with us.
To read a summary of our panels and discussions, please see here.
Take a look at some of the event highlights in the videos below – please share on your channels!
We’ve also got hundreds of fabulous pictures from the event – please reach out to the team to claim your photobooth moment!
As always, let me know your thoughts and if you’re not a member of the Movement but would like to join, please get in touch.
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