Business law firm, DWF, has today supported a 'Seeing is Believing' event at its Liverpool office to showcase its community work across the education sector and its Business in the Community (BITC) business class partnership with Broadgreen International school.
Liverpool DWF lawyer and BITC business connector, Simon Price, addressed a range of Liverpool business leaders, speaking on the firm's pioneering 5 STAR Futures programme. The programme was developed by Simon, in partnership with schools and other educational institutions, to develop students' skills and increase their likelihood of employment following secondary education.
Piloted at Liverpool's Broadgreen International School, 5 STAR Futures has seen DWF employees from across the firm collaborate with teaching staff to mentor pupils on workplace behaviours and the world of work.
Led by national charity, BITC, event attendees were invited by DWF to discuss how they can most effectively work with schools in their respective communities and were given the opportunity to become BITC ambassadors.
Paul Rimmer, Executive Partner of the Liverpool Office, said: "This event tackles the challenge every business across the UK faces in wanting to support the local community but being unsure of how to do so in a sustainable, effective way.
"We have worked with schools across the North West to develop a scheme that should deliver tangible results. It reflects our values and should inspire the next generation of business professionals."
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