Rajeeb Dey at Davos 2014: Reshaping Education Is A Matter Of Urgency

How can we tackle the systemic failures in education that our graduates must do battle with today? I was fortunate to have the chance to address this topic as a panelist in the session I moderated on Tuesday on the topic of Reshaping Education, at this year’s Davos, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

 

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“Losing the battle for Europe’s unity” –can we save Europe’s lost generation?

On the 28th May, the French, Italian and German governments spoke out about the urgent need to combat youth unemployment, sparking action to rescue what is becoming a ‘lost generation’ of 16-24 year olds. Tonight, Wayra Enternships– currently offering paid internships in the UK and Dublin – launches in Munich, promising brand new opportunities to the unemployed youth of Germany. It’s in our startups and SMEs that hope lies, and it’s vital that these governments provide the support and resource needed for their small companies to grow.

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Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader Day #5

A 6am Friday kick off saw me make my way to Grischa Hotel, to speak at the Barclays breakfast discussion on youth unemployment. I was speaking alongside Anthony Jenkins, Group Chief Executive of Barclays – who promised to do more about raising awareness among his peers about the problems of youth unemployment and lack of opportunities for graduates. It was good to hear a CEO of a global company back up this issue, but it’s clear that more needs to be done to push stakeholder government businesses and NGOs to help find solutions.

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Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader #Day 4

Day 4 – and I’m still alive. Last night was a great opportunity to catch up with Bill Reese: the CEO of International Youth Foundation. I first met Bill in 2008 when i was awarded the YouthActionNet Global Fellowship for establishing Student Voice, and it was wonderful to hear his plans to re-engage the YAN Fellows Alumni and the IYFs by developing mentoring opportunities between new Fellows and alumni. Continue reading Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader #Day 4

Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader #3

As the world starts to bubble with Rajeeb Dey’s #unrecruitment revolution – official WEF blog here – you’d be forgiven for thinking he couldn’t possibly have time for another Davos Diary. ESPECIALLY considering he’s going to be on France 24 tomorrow at 16:10, debating the issues around the ‘lost generation’ of job-seekers (which you can stream here). Well, you’d be wrong. Very wrong.  Continue reading Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader #3

Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader #2

Not only has Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey unleashed his new concept designed to shake up the world of recruitment upon the world, he’s also STILL found time to write us his exclusive Davos diary. Want an insight into the goings on of this year’s World Economic Forum? Read on. Continue reading Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader #2

Davos 2013: Young Global Leader Rajeeb Dey – “It’s time to rethink recruitment”

Against the backdrop of 75 million young unemployed, Rajeeb Dey, CEO of Enternships.com has spoken out against traditional recruitment methods in front of world and business leaders at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. He shared his insights into the limitations of the traditional employment process, as well introducing new concepts to break the endless cycle of rejection that most candidates face. Continue reading Davos 2013: Young Global Leader Rajeeb Dey – “It’s time to rethink recruitment”