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July 24, 2014

sporteducate students team up with Deutsche Bank Accelerate scholars to receive careers guidance

Last week, two of Deutsche Bank’s community programmes - sporteducate and the Deutsche Bank Accelerate Scholarship - came together as part of an ‘exchange’ event, for career insight and guidance.

The first part of the exchange saw 10 young people from sporteducate club, Southside Young Leaders’ Academy,  visit Deutsche Bank to hear presentations from Sophie Whitby (Human Resources) and Hussam El-Sheikh (Technology) as well as  from Mohamed Mohamed, a Deutsche Bank Accelerate Scholar taking part in the Spring into Banking internship programme at the bank.  The presentations were aimed at raising the students’ aspirations, breaking down the myths behind banking and giving insight into the range of careers available within the sector.

The Deutsche Bank Accelerate Scholarship scheme is aimed at students from black and minority ethnic backgrounds at the start of their university studies and is designed to address under-representation of these candidates in the bank’s graduate intake. The programme has been developed in partnership with Rare, an organisation that connects exceptional people from diverse backgrounds with great jobs in top businesses.

Southside Young Leaders’ Academy is one of the London clubs being supported by Deutsche Bank through their sport for development charity partner, Sported. sporteducate is part of Deutsche Bank’s youth engagement programme Born to Be designed to to provide clubs with the funding, training and management support needed to run education or employability activities alongside their core sports offering.

“The young leaders benefited from hearing first hand from young positive students and junior professionals within Deutsche Bank, how they have motivated themselves to maximise opportunities and how they are beginning to build the life they want for themselves. The effort made by Deutsche Bank and Sported to enable this to happen was invaluable and greatly appreciated”. Joshua Imuere,  Southside’s Chief Executive.

The second event will take place at Southside Young Leaders’ Academy in October with the roles reversing and the young leaders having to write their own presentations which will be delivered to a group of Rare Scholars.

The event was led by Sophie Whitby, from Human Resources.


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