In our third year of partnership with Hill+Knowlton Strategies, we are reaping the rewards of an established relationship with the “UK Consultancy of the Year” (as recognised by the Holmes Report 2016) and are confident that we can provide an environment in which young people from Drive Forward can thrive on H+K’s work placement programme. Continue reading “A day at Kill+Knowlton Strategies” »
On 24th May we were delighted to host Hashi Mohamed, who delivered a truly inspirational Drive Talk to an audience of care leavers, corporate partners and reps from referral agencies.
“You have to deal with the world as it is, rather than as you would like it to be.”
Now a successful barrister in London, Hashi Mohamed has come a long way since fleeing his home in Somalia and arriving in the UK at the age of nine. In his BBC Radio 4 documentary Adventures in Social Mobility, Hashi reflects upon his own journey, transitioning from life at underperforming schools and being raised exclusively on benefits, to attending Oxford and becoming a successful and respected member of the bar. Continue reading “Drive Talks with Hashi Mohamed: You have to deal with the world as it is, rather than as you would like it to be.” »
Set up in January 2016, the Drive Forward Ambassadors group celebrated its one-year anniversary in March. King’s College London kindly provided a beautiful space for current ambassadors and those interested in joining the group to get together and look back on a busy year. Continue reading “Drive Ambassadors: one year anniversary” »
How can you make sure your apprenticeships reach those young people who them most? How can a more diverse workforce improve productivity and employee motivation? Ahead of the introduction of the new Apprenticeship Levy (April 2017) we would like to invite you to a breakfast briefing which will answer these, and many other questions about the world of apprenticeships. Continue reading “Apprenticeships breakfast seminar – 24 November” »