DGAP-News: Future Business Leaders to Learn Career-Launching Secrets From Executives at 2-Day Course by Heidrick & Struggles

DGAP-News: Future Business Leaders to Learn Career-Launching Secrets From 
Executives at 2-Day Course by Heidrick & Struggles

DGAP-News: Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. /
Future Business Leaders to Learn Career-Launching Secrets From
Executives at 2-Day Course by Heidrick & Struggles

16.12.2013 / 07:00


  -- 60 high-potential university students and recent graduates to benefit from
     top-flight professional skills sessions led by industry executives and
     senior search consultants.
  -- Attendees to include 15 inspirational young volunteers from charity, City
  -- Sponsors of other course participants to make a donation to City Year in
     support of the charity's work.

LONDON, 2013-12-16 07:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Senior business leaders,
including Stephen Hester, formerly of RBS, Sir David Michels formerly of Hilton
Hotels and Jefferson Hack of the Dazed Group, will take time away from their
executive responsibilities this week to host a unique two-day, career-building
seminar for 60 high-potential university students and recent graduates. 

Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier professional services firm
focused on serving the leadership needs of top organisations globally, is
teaming with City Year UK, part of the international youth and education
charity founded in Boston, Massachusetts, to provide a course specially
designed to help young talent launch their careers. 

As part of the global firm's 60th anniversary celebrations, Heidrick &
Struggles will host the 'Career Builder' course at its London office on
December 17th and 18th.  The course will deliver a series of skill-based
modules such as CV and Cover Letter Writing as well as sessions providing
insight about industry sectors ranging from financial services to technology.
Faculty for the event will include senior industry executives as well as young
professionals who will share their work experiences. 

In addition, Heidrick & Struggles executive consultants will continue to
provide seminar participants with career mentoring for the next 12 months. 

'At a time when unemployment remains especially high for young people, even
honours university graduates, we're pleased to help these future business
leaders get started,' said Richard Thackray, a partner at Heidrick & Struggles.
'They clearly appreciate the value of the opportunity to learn career-launching
secrets from senior consultants from Heidrick & Struggles--who conduct
senior-level searches and advise CEOs on talent strategy--and some of the
executives we work with every day.' 

Courses will be delivered by experienced consultants and executives from a
range of business sectors and specialisations. 

'We are pleased to help inform and inspire the professional ambitions of these
60 talented and driven young people,' Thackray said. 

'This collaboration highlights the shared values of our two organisations--and
our shared vision for helping develop future talent,' said Sophie Livingstone,
Chief Executive of City Year UK. 'City Year's young volunteers give so much on
a day-to-day basis, supporting disadvantaged children to enjoy and succeed at
school, we believe that they should have the opportunity to receive something
in return. Besides the transferable skills they gain through volunteering,
these sorts of opportunities are invaluable to helping them gain a foothold on
the career ladder after graduating from City Year. We would like to thank
Heidrick & Struggles and its supporters for both teaming up with us on this
course and their generous donations.' 

The sponsors of each participant have been asked to provide a minimum donation
of [Pounds]100 to City Year. This money will go directly to the charity. 

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII) is the premier provider
of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting
services. For 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong
leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals
worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles' leadership experts operate from
principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia
Pacific. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit

About City Year UK:

City Year UK is a leading youth and education charity. Our mission is to
galvanize the talent, energy and idealism of young role models to help
vulnerable children succeed in school. 

We recruit 18-to-25-year-olds to volunteer for an academic year as near-peer
role models, mentors and tutors in schools in deprived areas. The commitment of
our volunteers, known as corps members, can affect the climate of a whole
school, helping to create an environment in which children from disadvantaged
backgrounds can excel. 

As well as the valuable experience gained serving in schools, City Year's corps
members receive one day a week dedicated leadership development, are introduced
to their own mentors (professional people from City Year's corporate sponsor
companies) and receive skills coaching to enable their future success in the

Initially launching with a small start up team of seven corps members in 2010
who trialled the programme in London, City Year UK has now graduated more than
250 corps members and has made a difference to the lives of 12,000 children. In
September 2013, City Year expanded to its second city in the UK, Birmingham. 

City Year was first established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1988 and operates
in 25 sites across America, as well as Johannesburg in South Africa. 

For more information please visit our website: www.cityyear.org.uk

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         Narda Shirley - +44 7770 888 318
         City Year Media Contacts:
         Alex Lowen - 0207 014 2697
         Rosie Davey - 07943628908
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