Execs welcome students to city offices


Executives from Docklands companies have welcomed students into their offices in London, has reported.

The scheme, A Capital Experience, gave students the chance to quiz business leaders about future job prospects and look around the workings of a city firm.

Business education charity Career Academics UK organised the event, supported by London City Airport, Credit Suisse and Clifford Chance.

Miles Templeman, director general of the Institute of Directors told the students that whatever the current climate “we do still have a responsibility towards the next generation”.

New research by Vodafone has shown that younger workers will still seek out the office environment, rather than opt to work from home.

The company’s Working Nation Report revealed 85 per cent of 16-20 year olds look forward to work in city offices so they can maintain contact with their colleagues.

Reflecting on the importance of the office visit, Carer Academics UK’s chief executive, John May said: “After all, the future of this country will be in their hands.”