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Events Academy

Creating pathways into work for local young people
18 Great Guildford Street
Rachel Nicholson
Corporate Responsibility Manager

Better Bankside’s Events Academy is an innovative work experience programme designed to give young people in Southwark unprecedented access to the expertise and knowledge of a wide range of businesses.

Each year we recruit eight to ten enthusiastic 16-21 year olds who live or study in Southwark to spend the summer working side-by-side with members of the Bankside business community to improve not only their practical skills such as CV writing, interview skills, time management and communications but also boost their confidence, resilience and professionalism in the real world of work.

Events during the 2018 programme: 

  • 16 August: Speed Networking Help the Events Academy students practice their networking skills at this fun, informal speed networking activity
  • 22 August: Final Event Join the Events Academy students for this year's business networking event

Why take part?

Businesses Partnerships

The Events Academy is a great opportunity to engage with young people from the local community and to see how your contribution can make a tangible difference in their lives.

The contributions of our business partnerships are key to shaping this award-winning programme. All activities are tailored to ensure both the businesses and the students get the most out of this unique opportunity. These can include careers workshops, skills training, CV guidance, mock interviews, insight days, speed networking or practical support to help the students deliver a successful event at the end of the project.

If your business would like to get involved this year, complete our short Expression of Interest form

Young People

Over four weeks you will gain invaluable insights into a variety of careers including communications, IT, law, project management, hospitality, engineering, architecture and more!

With support and guidance from the Events Academy Project Manager, you will also work with your team to produce a professional event at the end of the project to showcase all the new skills you have gained. This is a fabulous opportunity to set yourself apart from the crowd, introduce yourself to local employers and boost your skill and experience, which will look great on your CV.

Want to be part of the Events Academy this year?  Please complete the Student Application Form and Equal Opportunities form and return these to Corinne Snow: projectmanager [at]

Final deadline for applications is Thursday 12 July at 12pm with interviews on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 July.

Want to find out more?

Watch the short film produced by the Events Academy students in 2017.


For more information please contact Corinne Snow, Events Academy Project Manager, Better Bankside:

projectmanager [at]

020 7928 3998