25 years of work experience in Wandsworth

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Helping young people to make informed decisions about their employment goals.

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Business and Education Succeeding Together (BEST) – The Council’s Education Business Partnership celebrated 25 years of work experience in Wandsworth. This year’s work experience awards were hosted by Ernest Bevin College on Tuesday 16th October. Students who have excelled in their work experience were from: Ernest Bevin College, Graveney Academy, Chestnut Grove Academy, Burntwood Academy, Saint John Bosco College and Nightingale Community Academy.

The event was also attended by a large number of employers who have regularly provided work experience opportunities in Wandsworth. Randall Close Day Care Centre and Hotel Rafayel on the Left Bank received a special award for their commitment to work experience, and the hospitality project, Pan Out.

Former MasterChef finalist Daksha Mistry led a team of talented and hard working boys from Ernest Bevin to produce a delicious buffet for over 120 guests.

There were in-puts from: Graham Stapleton, who has been the Chair of the Best Board, since it was founded in 1993, Kate Bond (Assistant Director, Education, Performance and Planning), Councillor Rory O’Broin, Cabinet Member for economic development, skills and employment, and new BEST Board member, local resident, business owner and entrepreneur Zamir Cajee.
A jazz quintet from Graveney Academy provided music for the evening.

Presentations focused on how different the world of work was in 1993 and how we might think and prepare for the skills and careers needed in the next 25 years.

Students from Burntwood School and Ernest Bevin talked about their placements and a film showcased some of the young people and employers who took part in this year’s work experience programme. If you are an employer interested in providing work experience check out our flyer which includes contact details.

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