Learning to Work – some valuable lessons for everyone

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Learning to Work – some valuable lessons for everyone

Managing Partner, Joanna DeBiase, HR Director, Linda Johnston and Head of Marketing and Business Development, Jo Cunningham took part in a skills day at Kendrick School in Reading. We set the girls the task of exploring the implications of AI on law firms, both positive and negative. Working in groups, we saw around 100 girls throughout the day and we were blown-away by their energy and enthusiasm. They came up with some real food for thought for us as leaders of a law firm.

The feedback from the girls and the school was really positive and I am certain that we got as much out of it as they did.

We also took part in an interview skills day at JMA in Reading – working with year 11 students considering their choices as they approach their final year in school.

Please read on to hear from Nancy Lalor of Learning to Work and feel free to contact her for more information. I would urge you to get involved with this great organisation. We truly learned a lot from the students and were re-energised by their enthusiasm.

From Nancy Lalor, Operations Director

We are thrilled at Learning to Work to be working with so many amazing organisations who are committed to supporting the work we do and partnering us to bring the world of work to life for young people.  The skills. knowledge and knowhow of our business volunteers is second to none and inspires young people on a daily basis.  With so many career pathways to follow it is hard for young people to navigate the road to employment, so the interaction of business volunteers is literally helping to bring careers advice to life.

At Learning to Work we create high impact activities hand in hand with business to help young people gain the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the workplace, and with the help of our business volunteers we are able to highlight just how valued these skills are to employers.

The world of work is evolving, and new jobs are being created faster than ever, so it is vital that we support young people not only to learn about these new opportunities that await them but also how they can start developing the skills and qualities they will require in the workplace of tomorrow.

We are always looking for new businesses to support us and business volunteers from all sectors to come on board, you can commit to a day or an hour, we greatly appreciate any time you are able to spare and promise to put it to great use! Skills based volunteering is also a great team and staff development activity, we like to think of it as a win win at Learning to Work.

If you are interested in finding out more and coming on board like our colleagues from IBB Law we really would like to hear from you.

Nancy Lalor

Operations Director – Learning to Work

E: n.lalor@learningtowork.org.uk