JCDecaux UK is proud to announce its partnership with Brixton Finishing School as part of its commitment to recruiting and retaining young, diverse talent.
As part of this new partnership, JCDecaux UK this week welcomed students from the Brixton Finishing School to their Great West Road office. This gave JCDecaux colleagues the fantastic opportunity to meet passionate, talented, young people and help shape the start of their career.
The students spent the day learning about the OOH industry from the experts, including an introduction to the industry, a site tour of JCDecaux assets and an interactive exercise to design the bus shelter of the future.
Carly Stanley, Chief People Officer of JCDecaux UK, said: ‘It was fantastic getting to meet the students from Brixton Finishing School and I’m already looking forward to the next time we can connect. I’m excited about the potential of this partnership both for the students and for us.
Our people are fundamental to our business, and we believe a diverse workforce will foster creativity and innovation. At JCDecaux we want all of our colleagues to feel they can bring their full self to work. We are committed to recruiting and retaining colleagues regardless of anything that makes them unique. We know we are on the right track as our latest internal survey showed that our colleagues feel valued and listened. We strive to continue improving and building an environment where everyone can thrive, grow, belong and be their authentic selves.’
Ally Owen, Founder of the Brixton Finishing School, said, ‘Our mission is to build an equitable superhighway into the industry for underrepresented talent and improve the early career experiences of all under-represented talent by working with our partners to drive positive cultural change. We’re delighted to welcome JCDecaux to our change making alliance of brands, media owners, agencies and technology providers and we’re excited for our students to learn from their experts. We’re also very excited that JCDecaux have already hired two of our BFS entry level students.’