Corporate Social Responsibility

Providing insight, inspiration, knowledge, encouragement and practical advice to young people to enhance their careers and life chances.

We may be a small company but we aim to make a big difference with our commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Our team volunteers for various community, charitable and learning and development projects throughout the year. We reach out to local communities, charities, trusts and educational institutions to share our knowledge and expertise.

We're passionate about people and our industry specialisms: events, marketing and communications.

And we’re equally passionate about giving the next generation the best possible tools, advice and mentoring for career development, CV writing, applying for jobs and interview techniques.

Our aim is to give something back and contribute to youth development as a way of creating lasting change and inclusivity for all.

Read on to find out more about some of our most recent initiatives. 

Trailblazers apprenticeship scheme for Event Management

Trailblazers Apprenticeship Standard in Events Management Logo

Regan & Dean are delighted to be involved in the creation of a fully recognised apprenticeship for Event Management.

After almost a year of research, development, review and revision, approval was given in March 2016 for the Event Management apprenticeship standard developed as part of the government’s Trailblazer programme. 

The standard, which describes the knowledge, skills and behaviours that all apprentices will have achieved upon completion of the apprenticeship, was created by an industry Standard Development Board consisting of agencies, corporates, industry specialists and suppliers.

Skills Minister Nick Boles said: “I congratulate all the employers involved in designing the new Event Management apprenticeship standard. Through giving leading employers the power to design and deliver high quality apprenticeships we can give young people the skills our economy vitally needs. We are committed to three million apprenticeships by 2020 because apprenticeships deliver.”

Mark Riches, MD at First Protocol and Chair of the Industry Advisory Board that owns this initiative said:Approval of the standard is a key milestone and triggers the next phase of development - formulating the assessment plan that will outline how each apprentice will be assessed through and at the end of their apprenticeship.  Our Industry Advisory Board –  representing over forty employers, ten professional bodies and thirty sector specialists and suppliers – meets regularly to steer the initiative and drive the work required to make the apprenticeship a landmark reality for the industry.”

Employers involved in creating this standard

The standard for an event assistant was developed by:

  • Connection Crew
  • DRP (UK) Limited
  • Everyday Mentor
  • First Protocol
  • George P Johnson
  • Media for Development
  • Off to Work
  • Regan and Dean
  • Sarah Wright Consulting
  • Stage Struck
  • TRO Group
  • Trinity Event Solutions
  • Wise Productions
  • 2 Heads

Brentford School for Girls

Brentford School for Girls Logo

Year 9 Careers Speed Networking Event

Brentford School for Girls Y9s had a whole day off their normal timetable to take part in a careers day designed to help them choose their GCSE subjects.

Part of the day included a careers speed networking session. Students met professionals representing a wide range of career paths including accountancy, hospitality, event management, acting, recruitment and marketing.

Organisations such as BP, Audi, Regan & Dean Recruitment, the London Fire Brigade, Berkeley Homes, Whitbread, Brompton Bicycles, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and Kingston University sent representatives to meet the recruits of the future and explain the qualifications and skills employers are looking for.

The students said they found the whole experience invaluable and incredibly helpful in supporting the process of choosing GCSE options. The employers got a lot out of it too.

 “It was great to meet such enthusiastic students and the event was a brilliant opportunity to talk about careers, further education options, types of jobs (and what they entail!) as well as the overall qualities that employers look for in terms of work experience candidates or first jobbers.”

Liz Thomas-Young, Head of Event Recruitment at Regan & Dean

Click here for more information about the Year 9 Careers Speed Networking Event  

Mock Interview Day

In May, Regan & Dean joined another group of industry professionals to run mock interviews with Year 10 students and provide useful feedback and evaluation to each participant at the end of the session.

“Interviews are daunting no matter who you are and how much you have prepared so it was great for the Year 10 girls to get a feel for the interview experience and for us industry professionals to be able to give what we hope was some very useful insight, advice and practice”

Liz Thomas-Young, Head of Event Recruitment at Regan & Dean

The Ealing Young Carers Project

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust logo

Run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

Young Carers job applications and interview skills advice evening  

Regan & Dean were delighted to spend an evening with a group of 15 – 17-year-old carers to give one-to-one advice and support on CV writing, work experience and the whole job application process.

Young carers look after someone in their family who has an illness, a disability, or is affected by mental ill-health or substance misuse. Some young carers may undertake high levels of care, whereas for others it may be frequent low levels of care. Either can impact heavily on a child or young person.

The aim of the evening was to help these inspiring and dedicated people with their next steps into study, further education, work experience and careers.

The Ealing Young Carers Project is run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and supports young carers who live in the London Borough of Ealing.

Kathryn Sobczak, Young Carers Co-ordinator at the Project knows about the pressures the Young carers feel.

“As a former young carer myself, I understand some of the pressures these children and young people are under. At the Ealing Young Carers Project, we look to support them through a variety of clubs, workshops, activities and events. Each young carer has different needs so it’s important we offer a variety of activities and support networks.”

Kathryn Sobczak, Young Carers Co-ordinator at the Project​

We were also very pleased to be involved in this important initiative. 

 “The session with the young carers was a wonderful opportunity to meet some very inspirational youngsters and provide them with some help, advice and hints and tips about CV writing and applying for jobs and work experience”.

Liz Thomas-Young, Head of Event Recruitment at Regan & Dean

Click here to see more information about the Ealing Young Carers Project

Young Carers take some time outYoung Carers Practise New Skills