By educating and engaging with our visitors, we can optimise the effectiveness of our plastic free initiatives. We designed our Breaking The Plastic Habit programme with a focus on educating our customers, tenants, and employees on single use plastics.
18 August 2021
With students returning to school after the autumn break, we wanted to continue to maximise our efforts in helping where we can when it comes to supporting them with employability skills, boosting their confidence, and raising their career aspirations by broadening their understanding of the world of work.
Through our Career Champions programme, many of our employees have volunteered their time and efforts in
UEL Virtual Careers Fair
When we were invited to join the UEL Careers Fair, we knew that it would not be in the traditional setting where there would be a large room of exhibition stands hosted by a range of different organisations. However, by hosting the event virtually, Canary Wharf Group staff were able to speak with up to 40 students within the three hours. In our ‘virtual exhibition stand’ we showcased roles from different areas of the business such as Construction Planning, Project Management, Building Accounts and others.
Feedback we received from UEL: ‘Overall, they found the event quite eye opening and they really appreciated the time you dedicated to interacting with them.’
Health and Safety with Tower Project
Tower Project is a community based voluntary sector organisation and service provider for children and adults with a learning disability, sensory disability, autism, physical disability or health related issue. A group of students at Tower Project were particularly interested in learning about Health and Safety in the workplace and so we invited them to a virtual talk hosted by our Acting Associate Director at Canary Wharf Group, who specialises in Health and Safety.
Richard Cohen from Tower Project said: ‘We found the session was informative for the group, I think they were a bit shy about speaking on camera. But they came in this week with more questions about Canary Wharf and they are very excited about having a tour.’
18 August 2021
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus on 31 October – 12 November 2021.
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This is a significant and important event for Glasgow, Scotland and the UK at a crucial time for governments across the world as they address the escalating issue of climate change. The SEC is honoured to have been identified as the location for this globally significant conference.
For more information on COP26, please visit the UK Government COP26 Website where you will find information on the conference, venue, sponsors, campaigns and much more. If you would like to know more on how you can get involved in COP26, please go to the Get Involved page.