David Miller Architects Supporting Young People and Career Choices

Monday, May 22nd, 2017



David Miller Architects attended a Careers Event for school children in years 8 to 10, on Tuesday 16 May.  Jointly hosted by Ahead Partnership and Fitzrovia Partnership, the event was designed to bring schools and businesses together to create long-term partnerships, providing the perfect opportunity for students to talk with businesses about working life, learn about different markets and sectors, and receive valuable careers advice.

As part of Ahead Partnership’s flagship ‘Make the Gradeprogramme, these careers events administer the opportunity for ideas and inspiration through real-life, hands-on experiences and interactivity with successful businesses, to assist young people in making informed decisions about their futures. DMA’s Jessica Moore – Practice Manager and Max Fuller – Architectural Assistant spent time with local students explaining the range of exciting career opportunities in the built environment.

Ahead Partnership is a social enterprise that connects businesses and communities to create social and economic change. It hosts several engagement events throughout the UK, creating opportunities for young people who are about to embark on their career path.  They have partnered with The Fitzrovia Partnership a Business Improvement District (BID) in the heart of central London, where the local businesses have voted to invest collectively in improving their environment. As part of the Fitzrovia Partnership’s mission, it focusses on economic wellbeing and actively seeks out opportunities which benefit its business members and local residents and DMA regularly support initiatives.

Careers events such as this allow businesses in Fitzrovia to identify budding young talents with whom they can invest to sustain skills growth.  The event gives young people fundamental information about employability, routes into the workplace and can lead to work placement opportunities.

Jessica Moore, Practice Manager at David Miller Architects said after the event: “Being part of this career day was inspiring, we met so many young people eager to learn new business skills and gain insight into the working-world they will very soon enter. At DMA we are digital design specialists and continually seek out and invest in new technologies. Career days such as these allow us to engage with young people and seek out emerging talents who will be driving the technologies of tomorrow.”

The Ahead Partnership hosts several Career Events, plus workshops, work placements and many more opportunities for businesses and schools to collaborate – further details can be found here.