Busy, wide-ranging and content-rich Work Experience at Notting Hill Genesis
31st. October 2018
As part of Work Experience Month 2018, Notting Hill Genesis' annual Work Experience programme kicked off on Monday last week with 26 students coming into the organisation. They started with an induction event held at Atelier House in Camden, during which the students were introduced to the organisation and took part in ice-breakers before meeting their supervisors for the week.
The students then spent the rest of the week getting some great Work Experience in various departments across the business including IT; Regeneration; Facilities; Policy; Neighbourhoods; and Marketing.
This is the first year that this Work Experience programme has been run by the newly merged Notting Hill Genesis, and the organisers were delighted to be able to involve so many departments from the legacy organisations. The result was that, by the end of their week last Friday, all the students had got a really good and comprehensive feel of Notting Hill Genesis and the work that it does.
Hajanee Gnanenthiran – Neighbourhood Manager
Aber Mohamad – Student
Keisha Darroux – Neighbourhood Assistant
Hanaan Ali, Chloe Owen Davidson, Tyler Tunstall, Morgan Tunstall (students)
Some students’ experience was enriched further by trips during the week. For example, those under the supervision of Miles Lanham (Acting Head of Region – Westminster, West & South London) had the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament and to find out more from politicians about a range of subjects, including welfare benefits and universal credit.
On the Friday, Notting Hill Genesis teamed up, as it has before, with the Life Skills team at Barclays to deliver interview and CV Skills workshops.
A really valuable additional element this year was a session led by some of the apprentices who work at Barclays; they gave the students an insight into their roles and how an apprenticeship has helped them kick-start their careers. As always, this was a very successful morning and a great way to round up the week’s Work Experience!
Hanaan Ali, Nazeera Rahman, Zakiya Moskat, Radiyah Ahmed, Bianca Geannia Bacia (Students) with 3 Barclays Life Skills Volunteers
Wasim Milad (Facilities Officer) had this to say about one of his students: “Zakiya showed a real willingness to do. She impressed with how quickly she picked things up and showed a good attitude throughout her time with us. I have been really pleased with her and have nothing but good things to say about this wonderful young woman.”
As always, Notting Hill Genesis' Work Experience programme was a huge success. The organising team members have had great feedback from both students and supervisors … and are really looking forward to the next one.
Wasim Milad – Facilities Officer (Notting Hill
Genesis) Zakiya Moskat (Student)