'I remember going to school every day, wondering which of my friends was going to be alive and who was going to be dead' Elham Fardad, Migrant Leaders Founder & CEO
Thank you ACCA for publishing this article about our founder Elham Fardad and why she launched Migrant Leaders.
Read the article in ACCA's AB magazine: https://lnkd.in/dbbFZYDe
Migrant Leaders Story and Thought Leadership featured. See our Impact Report for further information.
ACCA has teamed up with UK charity Migrant Leaders to help find and develop the next generation of talent for the accountancy profession. Read more: Levelling the skills and talent playing field | ACCA Global
We are humbled to be part of this initiative to support Ukrainian refugees. Watch this space for our next Migrant Leaders collaboration to action this commitment with Sparta Global.
Our Migrant Leaders programme is free and we support young 1st and 2nd generation migrants as well as all disadvantaged youths to help them succeed in Britain. By joining our programme they gain mentoring, workshops, work experiences and connections. We now have over 925 senior mentors from more than 95 FTSE100 and leading firms.
Eligible young people can apply here: https://lnkd.in/da8jSpM
Migrant Leaders Founder & CEO Elham Fardad continues on a roadshow of visits to schools, colleges and universities across Britain to speak to educators and disadvantaged young people. She emphasises that “It is really important not to lose sight of what matters most to young people and to continue to listen to them talk about their challenge, fears, hopes and aspirations. No matter how busy we are, delivering and growing our charity’s impact, we must always have our ears to the ground and be informed by the young people we wish to support.”
Institute For Fiscal Studies Deaton Review highlights that second generation ethnic minorities outperform in attainment of higher education despite less advantaged economic backgrounds but that this success is not reflected in the employment market.
Overall 39-55% of second generation ethnic minorities attain university degrees, compared to 26% of the white British majority. Yet, they have gained 1-7% less employment rates. The picture is more varied when looking at reaching managerial and professional occupations. Some ethnic groups and genders are around 10% behind in attaining managerial or professional occupations, despite 39-50% of the same group attaining a university degree.
At Migrant Leaders we have a targeted approach to help raise aspirations and support across all ethnicities while providing bespoke training, connections, quality work experiences and individual mentoring. The aim of Migrant Leaders is to support young 1st and...
We are elated by our Migrant Leaders collaboration with Granger Reis to be offering this 1 year paid internship opportunity to Migrant Leaders mentees in higher education.
Thank you Ben Hewlett, Danielle Hatton, Edward Ali McQuilton and everyone at Granger Reis for collaborating with Migrant Leaders to create these opportunities.
We are proud of the continued expansion of our Kantar virtual internships across multiple divisions including Kantar Insights, Kantar Public, Kantar Consulting and Marketing. These are quality work experiences for our university students interested in strategy consulting, marketing, research and policy. Watch out for our next Spring and Summer internships being advertised on our Migrant Leaders social media.
We are proud of our partnership with ABB which created our first collaboration in July 2021, an onsite internship for 6 of our Migrant Leaders engineering mentees: ABB - YouTube
We are thrilled to announce our Migrant Leaders partnership with Cappfinity, enabling us to provide Strengths Profile assessments to all our Migrant Leaders mentors and mentees. See our Digital Zone
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