Teaching employability skills with UpRising

On Tuesday 3rd October, Milkround were joined by UpRising, as part of their ‘Fastlaners’ programme for 18-25 year olds.

UpRising is a national youth leadership development organisation. As a charity, they champion the critical issues surrounding diversity, social mobility and equality, by equipping young people with skills to aid their career success. Here at Milkround, we are dedicated to ensuring young people have career confidence and are given every opportunity to showcase their talents.

The students participated in a range of activities, including learning about the power of the “Elevator Pitch”, and how this is a great way to summarise skillset and past experience. Following this, students considered their personal motivations in the workplace and how these can differ between individuals, but nevertheless work within a collaborative team.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStudents and graduates find it useful to be able to directly ask questions to employers, so Milkround hosted a Q&A session with our marketing team. We considered how career pathways can change depending on personal experience throughout university and beyond, and reiterated that there is a multitude of ways to reach a desired job.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe day ended with Insight Coaching’s Tambo Silavwe hosting the final session. He highlighted the importance of personal branding, and how to recognise and challenge preconceptions in the workplace.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe mixture of activities offered to the students and graduates gave them a strong understanding of the best way to present themselves, throughout the recruitment process and in the workplace generally. We look forward to our next Fastlaners day with UpRising; we can’t wait to meet more enthusiastic candidates!

For more information about our partners, or to enquire about Milkround events, contact info@milkround.com.

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