London Footprints

London Footprints is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) element of the nucleargraduates programme. This week allows graduates to embark on new experiences and have the opportunity to experience things their peers may never have the chance too.

Graduates had the opportunity to visit parliament for the MP Tours, which included the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Followed by a visit to BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), where Dr Daisy Ray, Dr Rebecca Upson and Jo Guthrie gave the group an insight into the work of the department, followed by discussions with two Cohort 11 graduates who are currently on Secondment with BEIS. To incorporate a societal element of the Power & Influence Footprint, cohort 12 teams worked on of their SME challenge and engaging with their chosen charity. This was followed by a visit to MOD (Ministry of Defence) in Westminster, where the group were given an insight into the work they are involved in by Ian Booth, CEO of the nuclear submarines team. To finish the week, graduates participated in a Power Walk around London and Greenwich led by David Neita who challenged them to think about personal power and influence. Thought provoking activities allowed the graduates to share their experiences and think about their future goals.

London footprints was a really engaging week throughout; the influencing training gave us great skills to take forward into work and our SME project, while David Neita’s power walk gave everyone some real food for thought. For me the highlight was finally getting to sit and meet with our chosen charity for the SME project, which has given a whole new level of drive to me and my SME team after learning about the amazing things they do all over the world. РGeorge Burnett Cohort 12.