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Could you give an hour to help young people in East London make career choices?

A new campaign urging people to give an hour of their time to share their career journey is seeking people who live or work in East London.

Local London’s LEAN East team is backing the ‘give an hour’ campaign and hopes to build a pool of volunteers who can lend their time on a one-off or regular basis.

People are asked to share their career journey with young people in our network of schools and colleges. Their insights, industry knowledge and experience can make a difference to options considered by young people for their future career. Alternatively, they can provide practical support by carrying out mock interviews or volunteering at a CV workshop. The support can be given virtually, or in person.

We hope people taking part in this campaign can have a real impact on a young person’s life choices and be role models.

For employers, urging staff to take part is a great way to give something back to local communities and potentially attract new recruits for the future.

The Local London Enterprise Adviser Network (LEAN EAST) connects schools and colleges with employers and entrepreneurs so that all young Londoners are aware of the career pathways and opportunities available to them. In total, 165 schools and colleges in Local London are part of the network, supported by 150 volunteer Enterprise Advisers from different industry sectors and professional backgrounds.

The network is co-funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company and the Mayor of London and delivered by Local London. This year, our LEAN EAST team have focused on developing on-line work experience for young people, and recently delivered an on-line carousel event attended by over 4,500 students from across our sub-region.

If you are interested in taking part in ‘Give an hour’, email the LEAN East team: LEAN.East@redbridge.gov.uk

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