We are delighted to announce the expansion of our partnership with Ciena, following the company’s work with Migrant Leaders over the last 4 years.
This collaboration includes the launch of our programme of onsite work experiences, insight days and workshops. The first work experience collaboration was delivered in August 2023, followed by our Ciena Day and Confidence Code workshop for Migrant Leaders mentees delivered on 27th September 2023 at Ciena’s London offices.
Ciena Marketing Director, Sara Atkinson expressed, “Ciena has been working with Migrant Leaders for a number of years and our values are really closely aligned. We are really excited to welcome Migrant Leaders to Ciena.”
Elham Fardad, Founder and CEO of Migrant Leaders emphasised the importance of their work in this sector, “We are so pleased to be working with Ciena and we’d like to give Migrant Leaders mentees an early view into the many industries where ethnic minorities and women...
We are thrilled by our first collaboration with NatWest Group, taking 130 of our Migrant Leaders mentees to our day with NatWest Group. This Migrant Leaders collaboration was a full day experience at the headquarters of NatWest Group in London for our young people to learn how to kick start a NatWest career and be inspired by the people they meet. We also delivered multiple sessions for our students including a technical skills workshop.
Wincie Wong, Head of Digital X Workforce Technical Capability expressed, “NatWest is proud to partner with Migrant Leaders to deliver this event. This is a valuable opportunity to offer young people from all backgrounds the chance to learn more about the careers that people in NatWest enjoy and inspires some to consider a future in UK banking. As a business we recognise the need to continually attract and retain a talented and diverse workforce and create an environment where colleagues can thrive. This is why events like this are so...
Migrant Leaders and Kantar partnership since 2018 continues each year with Spring and Summer internships across multiple Kantar divisions, including Kantar Public, Kantar Consulting, Kantar Insights and Kantar Media. See our first collaboration video with Kantar Consulting: Kantar
Migrant Leaders and ABB partnership since 2021 continues each year with the Summer Internship for our engineering students interested in STEM careers and sustainability. See our first collaboration video with ABB: ABB
We are thrilled by our first collaboration with KPMG , a packed insight day informing our mentees about the apprenticeship and graduate opportunities, services and career stories at KPMG. After lunch and networking, the skills building sessions followed on commercial acumen and interview skills. The Partner presentations were all absolutely inspirational and each of them unique.
Please see our collaboration video: KPMG
We are delighted to announce our partnership with Kingfisher Plc, following the company’s continuing support of Migrant Leaders over the last 24 months.
This first formal collaboration with Kingfisher, a Vision Day was delivered after many months of preparation with our Migrant Leaders and Kingfisher colleagues. We took Migrant Leaders mentees through presentations, panels and very interactive Q&A sessions about their career stories, departments and banners. After a tour of the beautiful new Kingfisher Plc offices at Paddington, our Migrant Leaders mentees were divided into 4 groups to prepare and present their thoughts and learnings back to Kingfisher professionals and leadership.
Kingfisher Chief People Office, Kate Seljeflot expressed: “It was fantastic to welcome students from the Migrant Leaders programme to our office last week. We want to become a more inclusive company and employing young people from all walks of life is an important ingredient within this. A...
Elham Fardad is one of the 500 outstanding volunteers to be chosen as the nation’s Coronation Champions. We are proud that our charity has been highlighted, by our CEO being recognised by Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort as part of the official Coronation celebrations in conjunction with Royal Voluntary Service.
With the support of Her Majesty The Queen Consort, a passionate advocate of volunteering and President of Royal Voluntary Service, the Coronation Champions Awards were launched to recognise exceptional volunteers from across the country at this momentous point in history. Across the UK, 500 Champions dazzled the judging panel with the impact of their work, their inspirational stories and unwavering commitment to volunteering. All Coronation Champions, including Elham Fardad, have been invited to attend one of the official Coronation celebrations, such as the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert or a Coronation Garden Party. They will also receive a specially...
We are thrilled by our first collaboration with First Mode, a 3 day internship focused on sustainability in heavy industries. We brought some of our most talented and innovative Migrant Leaders engineering and STEM students to First Mode.
This immersive internship started with an introduction to the sustainability problem we are trying to solve and multiple technology, modelling and presentation workshops to enable them to pull together and present a business plan using their own idea. During this internship they also heard career stories from First Mode professionals and had the opportunity to meet them, ask questions and network. They were also be introduced to and heard the First Mode Chief Executive talk about what he does as a CEO.
See the video here: First Mode
We are delighted to announce our partnership with Starbucks, and looking forward to more collaborations to bring opportunities to migrant communities.
VP, Starbucks EMEA Customer Strategy, Michelle Chin explained, “Starbucks partnered with Migrant Leaders because their values are so close to who we are as a brand. It is really about helping nurture them to be who they want to be.”
Please see our collaboration video: Starbucks
We are very pleased to announce that Migrant Leaders is partnering with Swan Partners. Andrew Lentin, Partner at Swan Partners explains “Swan Partners was set up to support businesses going through a transaction or special project, anything that stretches a finance function. We are well versed in it, we love it and it is great to help people.” For more information about Swan Partners see: Home - Swan Partners (swan-partners.co.uk)
This popular collaboration saw over 25 of our Migrant Leaders mentees come to Swan Partners from all over the country. See the video here: Swan Partners
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