Mini Exec-ClubNovember 7, 2015 11:57 am
Business-minded young people in Lincolnshire began a new journey to growing their talents with the help of already experienced talents at the new EBP Mini Exec Club. The new Mini Exec Club is an idea born out of the Exec Club – a bi-monthly networking dinner organised by Streets Chartered Accountants and Langleys Solicitors LLP. Twenty senior directors of local companies were involved and on Wednesday, November 4, 20 young people from a range of Lincolnshire schools attended a dinner at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Lincoln and each was introduced to a mentor from a local business.
Lincoln UTC nominated Izzy Latimer to attend the event and Izzy was delighted to be paired with Dr. Paul Taylor, CEO of Dynex Semiconductors Ltd. She had the opportunity to be hosted by Dr. Taylor for the evening, speaking with him about his industry and working experiences. Izzy and Dr. Taylor have already been discussing how to continue their relationship through telephone calls, by email, with visits to the workplace, support with university and job applications and a work experience placement.
Elaine Lilley, chief executive of The EBP said:
“This is a great opportunity for the worlds of business and education to interact, and to give young people an insight into the world of work. I am hugely grateful to members of The Exec Club for their willingness to give up their valuable time to support the project, which is part of a wider drive to nurture and retain local talent and tackle skills shortages in the county. To this end, The EBP has recently launched a new service called ‘Communitree’, which offers a recruitment service to local employers by sourcing and shortlisting young people for jobs. Communitree staff will coach the candidates in appearance and dress code, punctuality & time management, written & oral communication skills, attitude and initiative, customer service, teamwork, writing CVs and cover letters and interview skills.”
We look forward to seeing this opportunity flourish throughout the forthcoming year and thank Dr. Taylor for his support and commitment to the growth and development of young people and their futures.
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