We understand how important it is for young people to leave education with the right skills and attitude to give them the best chance of gaining employment.  Whether it’s raising aspirations of a school student, helping a graduate into work or introducing someone to a potential career, business volunteers can make a huge impact.  

We work with schools, colleges and universities in Islington to help you stay connected to the business world.  We can make connecting to more than one business easy and help you resource your work related interventions.    

Working with our 15 business members we can support your students to develop their employability skills by working with you to organise a range of activities for them to participate in.  These can range from two hour workshops on leadership or time management, a whole day enterprise challenge or a bespoke curriculum enhancement project.  We also offer a year long business mentoring programme for students in Year 10 and Year 12.       

All our work is needs-led, so we like to meet with you and hear about your students’ needs to ensure we can match our business volunteers’ skills and support.  We hold a bank of materials and can develop bespoke materials if needed.

Activities are designed to ensure each of the activities develops one or more of the soft skills identified as being the core competencies employers are looking for when hiring young people;