A Level Learners Meet Their Career Ready Mentors

Last week our Sixth Form learners got the opportunity to meet their Career Ready mentors. 

Career Ready is a programme delivered by the social mobility charity, Career Ready, that is at the heart of a network of educators and employers who believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to kickstart a rewarding future!

The workshop was hugely successful, with mentors from businesses like Thatchers, Abatec, Turner & Townsend, Epic Beers limited, Otho UK, and Westcotts in attendance.

Emma Cox, from Thatchers said "Through our nationally recognised Young Talent Programme, Thatchers regularly engage with the Careers Excellence Hubs at Weston College to engage and inspire students. We really enjoyed the session at the Sixth Form and look forward to future activities."

Mentors delivered interesting talks on their companies and what they do, as well as engaging in 1-1 sessions with their learner mentees to offer advice and guidance on how they can progress post-college.

Richard, from Abatec Recruitment told us “It was a pleasure to have been invited to the Career Ready icebreaker and I am looking forward to working with our allocated student over the duration of the course.”

10 of our Sixth Form learners are currently signed up to the programme, with plans to expand to more areas across college like Computer Science and SEND.

Learners had this to say:

"I found it very useful. The group environment when first meeting our mentors was very good as it eased some nervousness. It was well organised and I really enjoyed it as I got to learn the next steps with my mentor."

"My first meeting with my mentor went really well and she was easy to talk to. I hope to be clearer about my career aspirations by the end of the programme."

Career Ready is a fantastic opportunity for our Further Education learners to really invest into their futures and make proactive steps to achieve their hopes and aspirations for their careers!

Thank you to all of the wonderful mentors that attended!

To find out more about the Career Ready Programme, click here.

To find out more about A Levels, click here.



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