In March 2020,

we launched Engage with Education

The scheme matches the wishes and needs of schools with the skills and experiences of Merchant Taylors' Company members.

Ranging from school governorships, inspirational careers talks, work experience opportunities and discipline-based mentoring, the aim of the scheme is twofold: to provide opportunities for young people, giving them the tools and support to make informed choices about their future, and to strengthen the Company's links with its associated schools, and with education more broadly.

Among our recent Engage with Education activities are:

  • Aspiring Medics – a mentoring programme for girls at St Saviour's & St Olave's School interested in studying medicine. This programme will expand in coming months to cater for students interested in nursing and midwifery.
  • Online internships – at Greencoat Capital, providing insight into the UK renewable-energy funds sector; New Dawn Risk – opening doors to the insurance broking industry

In addition, Engage with Education supports the City-wide initiative, the Livery Academy Awards. A Dragons' Den-style competition in which teams from state school sixth forms compete to build businesses and pitch for investment. More on the competition here.

If you are interested in learning more about Engage with Education, its activities and how you can get involved in making a positive impact on the lives of young people, please get in touch.

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Read about some of our recent Engage with Education work: