As part of Accenture’s continued commitment to supporting Movement to Work and UK young people, they ran their first-ever virtual work experience programme in the UK – the Virtual Tech Taster in May 2020. 15 young unemployed people were brought together with 9 faculty members, 5 team mentors and 9 apprentice buddies. Together they embarked on a week of Design Thinking workshops, coding, mock interviews, teamwork, employability, resilience, virtual team presentations and more using a range of innovative tools.
As a continuation of this project, this week we are delighted to announce the release of the Movement To Work Virtual WEx toolkit. This free toolkit provides guidance on creating a virtual Movement To Work programme. This includes the information, best practice and tools to support MTW partners to kickstart their planning and consider what a virtual programme could look like. It explores possible tools, techniques and ideas as well as identifying key considerations to take into account when creating a virtual programme. We hope this will be a fantastic resource for the MtW community to use as they continue to explore the virtual work experience world.
In May, Movement to Work launched its COVID-19 response campaign and promotes three initiatives to ensure we can all ‘Emerge Stronger’ following the challenges posed by Covid-19. These are: Young People First, Be accessible, Go digital, and Support and Empower. These latest collaborations with Accenture have been shining examples of how we can continue to offer great opportunities to young people even during these trying times.
COVID-19 has forced most businesses to rapidly review BAU, turning to digital solutions to enable remote working and provide new products and services. MtW urges organisations to find creative ways to continue training, development and work experience for young people online. MtW can offer advice and best practice on how to make this transition, including sharing tools that are already out there and initiatives to support accessibility. As part of this effort to continue to support and inspire our network, we hope the Movement To Work Virtual WEX toolkit will be a great place to start when you begin to think about virtual offerings.
We must help young people to feel a part of society by giving them new opportunities to improve their prospects, putting money in their pockets, and enabling a new wave of active consumers with bright futures ahead of them.
Download your FREE copy of the Moveement To Work Virtual WEx toolkit HERE
Huge thank you to the team at Accenture for their continued support!