At Specialist Staffing Group, the US division of SThree, Lauren Glazin and Lucy Colgan spearhead a partnership with ‘First Workings’.
First Workings aims to help students from underserved high schools in the New York region gain their first professional work experience and help them build foundations for a successful career. Selected students participate in a 2-week paid internship at several prestigious companies and benefit from long term mentoring, while the companies who host them gain new perspectives and a boost from youthful energy.
Our employees in New York facilitate two student internships and offer professional training to the entire First Workings cohort. Students participate in one-to-one sessions with employees focused on networking, resume building, interview preparation, and commercial acumen. Our leaders also host an “executive leadership panel” where the students can ask them questions about their professional journey and advice for the future.Ben Muwoki, Vice President of US Permanent Recruitment, described the day with the First Workings’ students as his “favourite day of the year”!