Join us above London’s skyline for our latest event

1st June 2022

‘The Power of Work Experience: Good Practise in the Built Environment’ will gather organisations from across the built environment (BE) as they explore what work experience can do for young people – and why it’s an important tool for organisations looking to level-up their future workforce.

What’s the venue?

The event will take place in 122 Leadenhall Street or The Leadenhall Building, a skyscraper developed by our hosts Oxford Properties and completed in 2013.

Affectionately referred to as ‘the Cheesegrater’ by Londoners, it stands as the capital’s sixth-tallest building and offers stunning views of the River Thames, the Square Mile, and beyond.

This event provides a rare opportunity to traverse to the building’s 29th floor and learn about work experience in the built environment, set against a stunning aerial backdrop.

What’s on the agenda?

Work experience is defined as a short-term experience of employment, typically arranged for young people over the age of 15. It is often a young person’s first taste of the working world and could lay groundwork for a career in the sector they spend time in.

The event will help BE organisations understand how to liaise more effectively with young people from diverse backgrounds. The session will drive knowledge and insight as well as practical action.

This session will also provide the ideal networking opportunity for young people working in the built environment, as well as for BE businesses interested in engaging more effectively with its enthusiastic future workforce.

Places are extremely limited – book your free ticket now to avoid disappointment.

What are the key details?

  • When: 19 May 2022, from 8:30am to 11:00am. Arrive at 8:30 for registration. The event is expected to conclude at 11:00am.
  • Where: The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall Street, City of London, EC3V 4AB.
  • The format includes breakfast, networking, speaker and panel discussions
  • Please note, when entering the Leadenhall Building, you may be subject to bag checks by the on-site security team. This is standard practice as part of the building’s security protocol.

What is the Firm Foundations campaign?

London’s Built Environment (BE) is of strategic importance to the capital, yet young people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are struggling to get into the industry.

Young people from under-represented communities are either unaware of the full range of opportunities within the Built Environment industry, or not being afforded the chance to engage with them – so we’re trying to change that.

Launched in 2021, our Firm Foundations campaign offers a unique opportunity to help transform the life chances of thousands of young Londoners whilst creating a stronger and more inclusive BE industry.

The campaign is supported by an active social media campaign and be delivered in collaboration with our industry partners (including representatives from BE companies and trade bodies), the Greater London Authority and young Londoners.

We are inviting everyone who has a role to play to join us and change the future of the industry for the better.

To learn more about the Firm Foundations campaign and get involved, visit the campaign page on the Mayor’s Fund for London website.