The Junior Board launched in 2017 in collaboration with the CIC Leeds Forum business partners who agreed that social mobility should be one of their focus areas for the region.
Several top employers in Leeds worked alongside local schools in sessions designed to give young people from diverse backgrounds direct experience with senior leaders and for leaders to gain insight into what makes a dream employer.
Junior Board 2019
The next Junior Board will be held across three consecutive days, during work experience week, in July. Once again, we will be working with our partners Mercer, Pinsent Masons and Direct Line to implement the programme. Watch this space!
The programme has two main purposes:
Future diverse talent - who can share their perspectives with senior leaders and increase their awareness and confidence. It will also enable the students to gain core employability skills around leadership, resilience, team-building and communication, as well as prepare them for employment.
Employers - will be introduced to future, diverse talent and gain insights from the talent, so they can consider how their culture, practices and processes need to change to attract and retain talent.