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Square Mile puts up cash for City type’ career training

PUBLISHED: 09:17 07 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:40 05 October 2010

CASH has been earmarked for 10 projects in London’s deprived districts to open City type’ careers for youngsters in the affluent Square Mile. The City Corporation is putting up £400,000 for a career aspiration’ programme

CASH has been earmarked for 10 projects in London’s deprived City Fringe’ districts to open careers for youngsters in the affluent Square Mile.

The City of London Corporation, which looks after the Square Mile business district, is putting up £400,000 for a career aspiration’ programme.

The projects aim to introduce 1,000 people living in deprived fringe’ districts like Whitechapel and Spitalfields to a range of City type’ jobs, with 500 of them getting career training thrown in.

INVISIBLE WALLS’

“The City has invisible walls of steel for many youngsters from the fringes where a City type’ job can appear unattainable,” the Corporation’s policy & resources chairman Stuart Fraser says.

“The new projects demonstrate the City for everyone’ to open people’s eyes to the opportunities.”

Many youngsters have potential, but no awareness of how to market’ themselves, he feels.

The programmes starting next month and running until March show how to network’ as well as provide training and internships and encouraging parents to plan a goal’ for children early on to gain long-term career aspirations.’

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