Tower Hamlets EBP is a charity with nearly 30 years’ experience in delivering programmes and workshops aimed at raising the aspirations of young people through developing employability skills and an understanding of the world of work. We encourage school students to make informed decisions about their futures and develop the skills they need to secure meaningful employment.
Tower Hamlets faces the highest child poverty rate of any UK local authority, and high levels of unemployment remain entrenched between generations. Despite the borough covering Canary Wharf and being bordered by the City, students’ aspirations remain narrow and awareness of workplaces and employer expectations are minimal.
One of our biggest programmes is Work Experience. Our Work Experience programme engages around 2000 students from Tower Hamlets schools every year. These students often do not have networks or connections with people who could offer them work experience placements, so we source these placements for them, using our connections to local businesses.
Placements within the hospitality sector are increasingly in demand from students, so we need more organisations to offer these placements to students. Joining our work experience programme is simple and straightforward; you don’t need any special insurance, risk assessments or DBS checks for staff. Placements are unpaid and usually last one week. Placements happen right across the academic year with a variety of students, so you can pick a date and a type of student (age, area of interest) which best suits your organisation.
Work Experience is crucial for giving young people an insight into the working world and is a key step in improving social mobility within a very deprived area of London.
If you’re interested in joining our programme and providing these life-changing placements for our students, please get in touch for further information.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Work Experience team on 020 7655 0300.
We also offer corporate volunteering opportunities, where you can work with our students across a variety of programmes and have a direct impact on their knowledge of the working world and share your knowledge to equip them with essential skills they need for the future.
For more information, contact us on email@example.com or call our Volunteering team on 020 7655 0300.
For information about all of our programmes, please visit https://thebp.org.uk/, follow us on Twitter: @TowerHamletsEBP, or find us on LinkedIn: Tower Hamlets EBP.