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.” »
Tuesday 27th June, 12.30pm – 3.30pm, Red Lion Street, Holborn
Premier Inn are recruiting for their new hub in Westminster and are looking for talent from young people with Drive Forward. Participants will take part in a group assessment and one to one interviews for placements to start the following week. Successful candidates will move into work with the new opening.
Jobs looking to be filled at the new site: • 8 reception team members • 4 reception nights team members • 15 F&B team members • 20 housekeepers/room attendants • 2 linen porters • 2 maintenance team members •
These roles are a mixture of full time and part time. To make a referral please contact email@example.com. Referrals must be care leavers, 16 – 26.
Nowadays, whatever your background, getting your foot into the world of business is a challenge. You may have spent years crafting the most dazzling CV with a glittering array of extracurricular activities, emerged with a first class degree from a highly regarded university, and have thought deeply about your Personal Purpose – the world you’d like to see, your contribution to it, your short and long-term ambitions, your values – but there is no guarantee that you will land your dream job, let alone one that pays the bills. Competition is venal, securing a salary in line with your talent, even tougher. Right from the start – in order to build a successful career – you need to be inexorably focused and resilient. Continue reading “The “tailwind” that raises everyone’s game” »
By Roopa Mehta.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and as a person who suffers from mental health problems, this week is very important to me. One of the worst and at the same time best things about having any kind of mental health problem (as compared to a physical health issue) is that no one will know that you have it. Continue reading “Let’s talk about mental health” »
Tom Tokeley talks about his filmmaking experience with Lesley Pinder and Drive Forward.
What’s your favourite movie? Do you even have a favourite movie or at least a preferred genre of movies? Action, romantic comedy, drama… Would you rather watch Russell Crow fight the Roman Empire, have a laugh with Hugh Gant and Julia Roberts, or follow Leonardo DiCaprio as he dives into the world of dreams? Or, are you the kind of person who enjoys watching wild animals on Discovery Channel and the stories of Making a Murderer on Netflix? Continue reading “Filmmaking course with Lesley Pinder” »
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” »
I wish this day would pop up more frequently because I think everyone could do with a bit of happiness in their lives. I live in London, apparently the least friendly place in the UK, and it’s very rare to see a day where people are smiling and happy. It’s almost always gray and the weather seems to reflect our mood – pathetic fallacy. Continue reading “International Day of Happiness” »
Zachariah tells his story from coming to Drive Forward as a young graduate looking for a job, to working with us as an Outreach Coordinator.
To me success is being able to say, “I enjoyed myself, I helped people and I earned money”.
As a child, my dream job was to be a kung fu movie star like Bruce Lee. I wanted to be a footballer like Brazil’s Ronaldo, or a wrestler like The Rock. But my true passion has always been music.
Student Volunteering Week reminds us that, supporting others is one of the kindest and potentially most life-changing acts you can do. Volunteering isn’t just for wealthy people who want to “give something back”; it’s not just for people who are fulfilling their community service commitment either; it’s a chance for YOU to step up and support others! Continue reading “Student Volunteering Week 2017” »