Alium Partners to work with charity to help graduates enter the job market
Since the beginning of the year, Alium has been working with UpRising’s Fastlaners initiative, which aims to help unemployed graduates in East London get their first job. The firm has been providing advice and guidance to job seekers on the Fastlaners’ two week programme in January in a number of ways.
Nigel Peters, managing partner of Alium Partners, said, “The unemployment rate may be declining in the UK, but it is still tough for many young people to land their first job. We are delighted to work with UpRising’s Fastlaners programme and use the team’s skills and recruitment experience, along with our extensive network, to help young people get going in their career.”
Alium’s work with Fastlaners has included the following initiatives:
Mentoring – Since the beginning of the year the Alium team has mentored several Fastlaner graduates. Directors Nigel Peters, Amanda Johnston and Karen Cresswell, and Consultant Chris Williams, have each contributed their time and expertise to the scheme, which has already helped place a graduate into a role.
Career Speaker Panel – On 21st January, Alium Resourcers Anja Peebles-Brown and Sara Chahin joined the UpRising Fastlaners Career Speaker Panel, sharing their career journeys and work experience with the programme participants.
Mock Interviews – On 10th February, Alium invited 12 Fastlaners to its London offices to take part in a mock interview day. The entire Alium team was involved, acting as interviewers and providing the candidates with feedback ahead of their real life interviews. One of the participants passed her first stage interview following the workshop and is now through to the next stage.
Later this year, Alium will take part in the UpRising work experience programme and the firm is also looking at creating a workshop aimed at those interested in entering the recruitment industry.
Alice Memminger, CEO of UpRising, said: “We are very pleased that Alium Partners is working with us and we have had great feedback from the participants. UpRising is an invaluable service for graduates and it makes a huge difference for them to have access to the skills and knowledge of firms like Alium, which helps them prepare for the world of work.”
Alium’s corporate social responsibility work also includes local partnerships with Corporation of London organisations Heart of the City and City Action, as well as its long-established global relationship with children’s charity Operation Smile.