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Introduction to the World of Work: Inspiring half-term trip to Emerald Publishing!

We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to our friends at Emerald Publishing for delivering another inspirational ‘Introduction to the World of Work’ day at their new offices in

11 young people from our Keighley hub enjoyed a busy day during February half-term. Expertly led by fantastic Emerald employees, our youngsters were split into teams to try their hand at the publishing process.

Activities included;

  • Coming up with a concept for a book
  • Creating a cover design
  • Exploring online marketing
  • Learning about sales
  • A visit from Emerald's tax specialist!

Dave Wilson, OIAM Community Activator, Keighley: “A massive thank you to the team at Emerald. Firstly Danielle for making the young people feel welcome on arrival and for coordinating a well thoughtout bespoke day for the young people. Secondly, for the team who made the experience special, drawing alongside the young people in a genuine and positive way, this was brilliant to see, and confidence within the group grew as the day went on. As someone who works with these young people on a weekly basis, the engagment levels were outstanding. They couldn't stop talking about it on the train back to Bradford”.

Vicky Williams, Emerald Publishing, CEO: “We had another brilliant day with the young people from One In A Million charity, delivering their 'Introduction to the World of Work' programme. As always, it was an absolute pleasure and a highlight in the year for us. It's an honour and a privilege to work with One In A Million, truly a unique and inspiring charity”. 

Shariq Mumtaz, Emerald Publishing, Chief Commercial Officer: “I know this is a two-way initiative, and of course it’s great for the kids, but I also think it’s a really good bonding experience for the Emerald volunteers - almost more so than internal events because it doesn't feel work-related so allows people to come together in a different way”.

On behalf of all at One In A Million Charity, we'd like to sincerely thank Emerald Publishig for hosting us and creating a memorable experience that has helped us to explore the world of work and build aspirations. We'd also like to thank all the staff members who generously gave up their time to participate. Thank you.