LSH put new kids on the property block

Article by Mia Hunt in Property Week

A new initiative launched by LSH is hoped to inspire young people to consider a career in property.

Encouraging diversity in the property industry has long been the Holy Grail for many firms, but it has proved to be no easy task, particularly when it comes to appealing to children attending inner-city state school.

Quite simply, many young people are unaware of the opportunities a career in real estate can provide.


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A road map to courses in Newham for 16-19 year olds

Newham Brochure

The education landscape in Newham has changed considerably over the last couple of years, with an increasing number of Post-16 providers in the borough, offering a wider range of courses and training to our young people.  To help young people and their parent / carer(s) navigate the range of options available to them, a Newham 16-19 Brochure has been developed by the LBN.  The brochure includes a range of information, advice and guidance, to help young people make informed choices about their futures including;

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‘Working in the City’

22 Year 10 students were chosen to take part in a fantastic opportunity with the Brokerage Citylink. The Brokerage Citylink are an independent charity providing young people in London with a ‘Pathway’ of opportunities into employment; working in partnership with employers, schools and volunteers. Their programmes are designed to raise students aspirations by showing them the opportunities available to them in the City and finance sectors, whilst bringing them in to direct contact with the realities of working life. 

An afternoon at renowned international law firm Clifford Chance entailed a networking lunch, eye opening activities around routes in to the City and interview techniques. The students were then given the opportunity to turn the tables and interview volunteers from Clifford Chance. Questions asked ranged from qualifications required to become a lawyer to starting salary for a trainee solicitor. 
Sean Vanelli (Hawking student) commented that the best advice he was given on the day was ‘to take negative criticism and use it constructively to better himself as a person.’
The second part of the ‘Working in the City’ programme will take place in November. 
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Newham Youth Employment Scheme (YES)

Wednesday 11th June saw the return of five ex- Lister students, who are currently apprentices with Newham council, hold an information and advice session in the agora on the Newham Youth Employment Scheme (YES) for current Lister pupils across all year groups. The lunchtime and afternoon session saw students and teachers alike speaking with the apprentices about their own experiences, benefits of YES and potential opportunities for young people when they turn 16.

Newham YES offers trainees a two year contract and a work based qualification leading to an apprenticeship in a range of areas from Business Administration to Surveying. Successful trainees have gone on to secure jobs across a range of career sectors from Finance to Engineering. For more information on Newham YES visit: or speak to Mike or Bob, careers advisers from 15billion, who are in the school careers office on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.