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Ziby and David
Thames Reach service user Ziby Phillips (left) is pictured with David Ossa from KPMG

23 July 2013

Staff from international consultancy firm KPMG recently spent the day at the Employment Academy working with Thames Reach service users to develop their work skills.

A number of individual sessions ran on the day including a CV workshop and interview techniques class.

The day formed part of a KPMG corporate social responsibility drive to help charities and local communities and Thames Reach were selected as one of the beneficiaries of the scheme.

KPMG will also be holding follow-up mock interviews in their central London offices.

KPMG’s Ilana Vine, who organised the day said: “It’s been great to see how people have really benefitted from the day and both Thames Reach’s service users and KPMG staff have said they’ve got a lot from the workshops. It’s been fun organising the day as well.”

Thames Reach service user Ziby Phillips said: “I’ve been focusing on developing my CV and I’ve learnt a great deal today. The KPMG staff have lots of experience in the modern employment market and I feel better prepared to look for and find work in the future.”

Thames Reach’s Employment and Resettlement manager Rashpal Panesar said: “We really value the established relationship that we’ve built up with KPMG over the years. The KPMG team come from a competitive work environment and bring a different set of expertise to the table. They have provided some vital, external experience to help service users develop not only their CVs but also their confidence and self-esteem that will ultimately help people find work.”