Generation Success Hosts Virtual Career Conference Like No Other!  

Making it In the City Careers Conference

Our annual Making It In The City Careers Conference with will be taking place today. This careers conference is the brainchild of James Adeleke, the director and founder of Generation Success. Our organisation is a social enterprise inspired by the devastating effects of the London Riots and works towards enabling peoples of underrepresented backgrounds, such as those from black, Asian, minority ethnic and low-income groups, to acquire enhanced employment opportunities and resources.

This year the conference will offer a virtual experience like no other, allowing employers from top 100 companies such as Deloitte, PwC, SAP and BT to attend host virtual booth stands and attend via virtual avatars. This year promises to be even more exciting as additional representatives from SSE, Barclays and MoneyBox, will be in attendance and providing key learnings in our panel sessions.


Making in the City Participating Employers



The conference is designed to allow young people, students, graduates and young professionals to gain access to opportunities within the aforementioned dream 100 companies. Upwards of 20 employers, 5 industry panels composed of those in the technology, legal, consulting, banking and entrepreneurship industry as well as one to one dialogues with HR managers are just some of the features of the conference. There will be an abundance of employers looking to bring in diverse talent to their companies which provides our audience the chance of a lifetime to build vital industry connections and to gain pivotal insights into the internal mechanics of life inside some of these corporate giants. The outreach and marketing teams at GS have been actively communicating with student societies to share our marketing material on their platforms. There has been a multitude of successes found with City University of London, BPP Law School and Brunel University to name a few.

Our careers event exists as the perfect metaphor for the slow but sustained change Generation Success’ efforts have slowly evoked. As recently as last week, GS and Paul Hastings LLP launched our collaborative community engagement programme.

Over the past 60 years Paul Hastings has established itself as one of the world’s leading law firms and a leader in global diversity by creating an environment that fosters engagement, inclusion, and belonging.Part of their approach towards corporate social resposibility and sustainabilty includes collaborate with clients and the industry on innovative diversity and inclusion programming. The programme launch was held at the Paul Hastings London offce hosted by Mr Arun Birla, the chair of the London office of Paul Hastings, vice-chair of the global Tax practice and nominated as “Diversity Champion” by the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2019. The GS team were delighted with how enthusiastic the volunteers were about making a positive impact in the community. They would be doing so by mentoring and contributing towards the continued success of our success seekers. We are glad to be working alongside a firm that harnesses the insights of diversity to produce the highest possible results.

On the subject of the upcoming conference, James Adeleke had this to say;

“It gives me great pleasure to announce our Making It In the City Career Conference is available to everyone. We have created this seminar to allow young people to network and sign up to internal offerings within these companies. Each subsequent year, we are seeing more and more young people sign up to our conferences. It also fills me with pleasure to see increasing numbers of employers wanting to join as speakers and do their part in creating equal access and opportunities for all.

The Making It In The City Careers Conference is just one of numerous other offerings that Generation Success will be hosting. Further events can be found in the form of an Investment Banking seminar as well as a hackathon with SAP. For more information regarding the work our organisation does, in addition to future events, we kindly invite you to browse our website. If you or anyone would like to experience our mentoring programmes please feel free to become part of our GS community.



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