Milkround partners with UpRising to host event for graduates


Milkround partnered with UpRising, a youth leadership development organisation, to host an employability event at their Southwark headquarters on 11th April, 2017.

Twenty ambitious jobseekers looking for opportunities after graduation where invited to take part in a day of workshops designed to maximise their employability.

The event was part of UpRising’s ‘Fastlaners’ programme, a two week event designed to help meet the organisation’s aims of opening up career pathways for young people from underrepresented backgrounds.

Milkround spent the day with candidates, running a series of activities that centred around interview skills.

The day began with workshops on how to create your elevator pitch and the best ways to present in an interview, followed by an interactive session on the power of personal branding. At the end of the day, each candidate was invited to take part in a competency-based, mock interview, hosted by a member of the Milkround team. In this formal setting, each candidate practiced answering the all-important example questions.

Emma Henly, Fastlaners Project Manager at UpRising, said “Tuesday’s workshop at Milkround gave the candidates a real insight into a different set of skills they may not have had the chance to practice previously. Pitching yourself and communicating effectively in an interview environment is a difficult skill to learn and get right, so having the opportunity to practise with staff from Milkround was very beneficial to their employability.

“Days like these are so important for young people who are struggling to get their foot in the door at a company after graduation. Competition for graduate roles is fierce, so immersing graduates in an office environment and giving them the chance to practice different skill sets is so important in helping them secure their future career.

Francesca Parkinson, Head of Marketing at Milkround added, “At Milkround, we believe every single person should have the same opportunities in life, regardless of income, area or background. We work with young people from all over the UK to help them understand and reach their own potential to achieve the right career for them. Partnering with UpRising for their Fastlaners programmes has given us the opportunity to extend this reach, and help top graduates gain the skills and confidence they need to secure their first job after graduating.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

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Milkround partners with UpRising to host event for graduates