Goldman Sachs host the first 'Fast Facts - Informing Your Future' speed networking event for our students

Tuesday 29 November 2016

We are delighted to announce that Goldman Sachs’s London Operation division has launched a 3 year partnership with Ark Evelyn Grace Academy, to provide our students with a new range of opportunities, experiences and knowledge into the world of business and finance.

The partnership is being facilitated by charity Business in the Community (BITC), which focuses on promoting responsible business practice.

On Wednesday 16th November 2016, Goldman Sachs hosted the first ‘Fast Facts, Informing Your Future’ speed networking event at the academy. It was a great success; students had the opportunity to meet employees, receive great career advice and hear inspiring stories from employees.


Ms Francesca Hall, Career and Work Related Learning Practitioner at Evelyn Grace Academy said:

"We are so excited to be embarking on this three year project with Goldman Sachs. Working with an international corporate firm like Goldman Sachs will give our students an insight into the world of business and finance and raise their aspirations. The strongest motivation to achieve well in school comes from students making the connection between their present studies and their futures; interaction with employees at Goldman Sachs will help them focus, and inspire them to succeed."

Lisa Donnelly, EMEA Head of Operations at Goldman Sachs said:

"We are delighted to partner with Ark Evelyn Grace Academy to help inspire its students in their career paths. We aim to support the school and provide the necessary tools and resources they need to ensure their young people succeed."

For Goldman Sachs and Ark Evelyn Grace Academy this project matters because repeated, in-depth engagement between employers and students can help prevent the stigma that a young person’s social background predicts their success at school and beyond.

Young people who had undertaken four or more activities such as mentoring and enterprise competitions were five times less likely to be Not in Education Employment or Training or NEET

This is an excellent opportunity for us here at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy.

We are proud to be in partnership with Goldman Sachs in inspiring our young people to be Leaders in every walk of life.