We’re pleased to announce that we will be taking part in Corporate Open Door Day, a great opportunity for 16-24 year olds to gain an invaluable insight into the workplace.

The scheme has been set up by Croydon Commitment and Job Centre Plus with a range of businesses and organisations taking part and providing placements throughout the borough.

We will be offering four young candidates the chance to experience working for The Whitgift Foundation for a day on Friday 11 October. Two of our candidates will be spending the day in our head office and two will spend time in our care homes.  The morning will be spent shadowing and working in different departments, while the afternoon will take on a workshop format, where candidates will spend time with our HR team to work on their CVs and improve their interview techniques.

As well as providing the candidates with hands-on experience in a corporate environment, the aim is to break down the barriers, allowing young people in Croydon to engage directly with some of the Borough’s largest employers.

We’re really looking forward to meeting our candidates and we will be tweeting about their progress throughout the day.

To find out more about Corporate Open Door Day, visit Croydon Commitment’s website.