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Tram Helps Future Leaders Get Their Careers On Track
05 February 2019

The tram has played host to Future Leaders of Nottingham as part of a project to boost ethnic diversity in the city’s boardrooms.

They visited NET’s Wilkinson Street depot at the end of a tour of key organisations in Nottingham, staged as part of an Understanding Nottingham Masterclass.

Commercial Manager Chris Williams, who oversees the NET’s community partnerships, explained:

“We were delighted to be able to offer these talented future leaders the chance of a behind-the-scenes look at how a tram network operates.

“NET is committed to promoting diversity, both within the organisation and the wider community. It’s clear this initiative will benefit those taking part by equipping them with the skills they need to progress their careers while producing the leaders needed to drive the city forward.”

The masterclass was organised by One Nottingham and Communities Inc as part of the Future Leaders of Nottingham Programme, developed by Communities Inc, in partnership with Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes, and now run by the Renewal Trust.

Designed to encourage greater diversity at board and senior management level in public and voluntary sector organisations, the programme sees those taking part receive mentoring and coaching, as well as a series of masterclasses, over the course of a year.

Communities Inc aims to break down barriers and empower individuals and organisations within black and minority ethnic groups and is a long-term community partner of the tram.

Michael Henry from Communities Inc added: “We have been involved in the development of the Future Leaders programme and we’re also one of NET’s Community Partners, so it’s nice to see the two things coming together.

“Everyone who took part had a great day and it was fascinating to go behind the scenes at the headquarters of Nottingham’s busy tram network.”