Work experience at NHG - are you interested?

Published - 26 November 2019

Our annual work experience programme took place in October with students spending a week shadowing various teams at NHG.
The 18 students came from different schools across London, including Skinner Academy in Hackney and Capital City Academy in Brent. Some of the teams they worked with included Finance, Neighbourhoods, Regeneration, Marketing and Office Services.
Photo of some of the students who did work experience with us

Our chief executive, Kate Davies – who gave a speech to the students during induction - said:

“At NHG, we are committed to supporting young people to develop and practise their employability skills, improve their self-confidence and give them a better understanding of the kind of work they may wish to pursue after their studies. 

“I wish all the students who were with us the best of luck in their future careers.”

The programme also included a visit to Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf where the students took part in CV and interview coaching, and met with some apprentices.

We had great feedback from all the students including Sofia Abada, a student from Westminster Academy:

“I found it very interesting and educational. I’ve learnt many things that I never knew before. I would fully recommend work experience at NHG; you would learn many things and get an understanding of what it feels like to be at work.

“While at NHG, I have learnt how to listen and observe attentively at meetings, and how to communicate with different members of staff. I expanded my knowledge and learnt many things about regeneration.”

Interested in work experience with us?
Our next Work Experience Week will take place in March 2020 when we will be inviting young students to spend a week working with us in different areas across the business.

To find out more, please email SEI@nhg.org.uk

Suzanne Godfrey
Communities Communications Advisor, Genesis Housing