Now in its third year, InspiresMe Week is a week-long scheme where over fifty students intern at various businesses in the Workspace portfolio. For many of these students, InspiresMe Week is not only their first experience working in a business but it's also the first time they've even considered working in any of the varied creative, digital, tech and other industries based at Workspace.
Some students found themselves filming podcasts in public affair agencies, meeting pop stars at digital agencies or designing jewellery with artisans. The video above gives a flavour of just some of the things they were doing. We talk to Workspace Group's Marketing Director James Friedenthal and Centre Manager Nick Bright, Damini Bhasin from Business in the Community and Daisy Greenaway from the Greater London Authority about the scheme and its value. We also talked to the businesses involved and the students themselves about their experience during InspiresMe Week 2014.
The scheme is organised in partnership with Business in the Community and the Greater London Authority in order to give students a taste of entrepreneurialism and self-employment. It culminates with a presentation and pitching competition at City Hall in front of a panel of judges, teachers, businesses and the students themselves.
This year was a great success... Bring on InspiresMe Week 2015!
If you'd like to find out more about helping young people for a life in the workplace, please get in touch with Business in the Community.