Generation Success Virtual City Careers Conference

Generation Success launches COVID 19 response to support young people of diversity in post-pandemic recovery
  • Mental health support for young people affected by COVID 19
  • Mentoring, coaching and networking for those looking to begin their career or who have lost jobs in the midst of COVID 19
  • Supported by major UK business including PWC, Latham Watkins, SAP, Kantar
Generation Success, an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation driving equality in UK business, today launches its COVID Response Programme for young people from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds who are leaving education, have lost their job or been adversely affected as a result of the pandemic.
The aim of programme is to ensure that Diversity and Inclusion are at the forefront as business grapples with the beginnings of COVID 19 recovery. Young people will have access to an extensive library of video and eBook resources, as well as mentors, coaching and job and volunteering opportunities; with support throughout applications and interviews.
As part of its response, Generation Success will also host a series of City Career conferences, with the first launching this week, connecting prospective employees or volunteers in meaningful ways with some of the UK’s largest businesses. Using Hopin technology to get as close as possible to ‘real world’ experience, the conferences will feature keynotes from leading businesses including PWC, Latham Watkins, SAP, Kantar and more as well as one-to-one sessions across a range of topics.
 Attendees will have the chance to network informally with peers and business representatives and move about the online space, accessing rooms for live talks, or jumping in to sessions with Generation Success coaches as they wish.
Generation Success founder, James Adeleke explains: “A whole generation of people are leaving education or looking for work at one of the most uncertain times in history. They are struggling with next-level anxiety about the prospects of any career in the midst of COVID 19. This is only made worse if their life so far has meant they are already on the back foot when it comes to education and starting a professional career. We cannot afford to lose focus on making UK businesses fairer, more equal and more diverse places to work. At Generation Success our pledge is to make sure these issues have a place amidst COVID recovery.”
The first of Generation Success’ City Career Conferences are:
3 June: Career City one-day conference
  • Speed mentoring with business leaders (with the opportunity to book longer sessions)
  • Coaching: including sessions focused on mental health issues resulting from COVID 19 and practical sessions around confidence, application and interview techniques and more
  • Keynote sessions by C-level speakers from business leaders
  • Informal networking ‘rooms’ which attendees can dip in to as they wish
  • Jobs and volunteering boards with options to apply
6th July: Career City week-long conference
Similar format to the one-day conference, with individual days focusing on key sectors:
  • Monday 6th July: Banking and finance
  • Tuesday 7th July: Consulting
  • Wednesday 8th Technology
  • Thursday 9th: Law
  • Friday 10th: Creative industries
Visit www.generation-success.com for more information on schedules and speakers, or to sign up.
 Notes to Editors
For more information, images, speaker bios or interview opportunities please contact:
Hayley Buery, hayleybuery@oneoftheabove.co, 07545178006
About Generation Success
Generation Success is a not-for-profit organisation that advances social mobility by empowering people of diversity to reach their career aspirations. Founded with the conviction that your career should not be defined by your birth, Generation Success is helping businesses wake up to the promise of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and build a fairer future for generations to come.
James Adeleke, founder, Generation Success
James Adeleke founded Generation Success after witnessing the struggle that many of his contemporaries in law school faced in their careers, due to social or economic background. These were compounded by the 2015 London riots where James recognised the frustration and disillusionment of young people struggling to find their place, not coming from the ‘right’ background or having the ‘right’ connections. He has been involved in a number of projects centred around enterprise and employability and was invited to speak at parliament and city hall on social mobility, diversity and employability.
He is passionate about creating a world where we all have equal access and equal opportunities to achieving our career aspirations. James has formed a first class advisory board and management team to help him achieve his mission.
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