Impact Day National Careers Week

To mark National Careers Week, The Petchey Academy sixth form students were joined by volunteers from professional services firm Deloitte for a day of activities designed to develop key employment skills.

Last week our Employee Volunteering team, who have been providing meaningful volunteering opportunities for Deloitte employees for the past 13 years, teamed up with our Positive Futures project in London to run an Impact Day with 23 sixth form students at The Petchey Academy in Hackney.

A team of volunteers from Deloitte’s Muslim network hosted a range of workshops from personal branding to CV building, all designed to enhance the students’ employability skills and give them an insight into the world of work during National Careers Week. 

Young Positive Futures London volunteers from The Petchey Academy joined the session with fellow classmates to share their experiences of volunteering and learn about how it can enhance their CV, as well as finding out more about a day in the life of a Deloitte employee.

Rustina Ossodoyeva from Deloitte, said: “This was my first time taking part in an Impact Day at Deloitte in the UK. It was a useful experience for me as I’ve had an opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues from other departments and to provide an inspiring presentation for the students of Petchey Academy.

“I hope that the students will take on board the key points around personal branding, communication skills and interview tips and that it will help them with their career in the future.

“I felt so happy sharing my experiences with the students and realised that I would like to do more volunteering in the future.”

Sonia Green, Sixth Form Lead at The Petchey Academy, said: “At Petchey Sixth Form our aim is not only to ensure our students’ academic success, but also to provide them with a wide range of opportunities to develop themselves as individuals with a thorough understanding of how to be an active member of society. The Impact Day and our work with Positive Futures provide fantastic insight for our students and the opportunity to learn some important skills for the future.”