Barclays Capital employees have supported youth volunteers from City Year Corps, one of the firm’s strategic charity partners.
Members of the Corps are young people who serve in inner-city schools in the UK as tutors and role models, leading after-school clubs and helping disadvantaged pupils achieve their full potential at school and later in life. They also get the opportunity to learn new skills, preparing them for their future careers.
A group of over 30 Barclays Capital employees delivered workshops to Corps members on topics such as entrepreneurship, networking skills, CV and interview techniques, and money management skills.
Employees from HR, Legal and Rates Sales also hosted a Corps member for a day of work shadowing.
Others mentored Corps volunteers serving at St. Anne’s Primary School, helping them enhance their employability, confidence and personal presentation.
To complement the workshops and mentoring initiatives, Barclays Capital employees worked with City Year Corps to paint a mural in a run-down public area in Shoreditch, east London.
Other employees spent a day improve a garden and creating a quiet area for pupils at Shacklewell Primary School in Hackney, east London.