Bespoke mentoring support sets up Year 13’s for future success!

We are overjoyed to announce that four of our young people, who took part in our Year 13 mentoring programme at St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School, have secured apprenticeship opportunities for the next academic year!

Year 13 is a crucial time for young people on the cusp of leaving school and preparing to take the next steps of their career journeys. Despite the academic year being drastically affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the young people have shown determination and hard work to gain their apprenticeships. Two of our young people have secured Teaching Assistant apprenticeships, one has landed a Trainee Quantity Surveyor position at Gallagher Group whilst another will be undertaking an Engineering apprenticeship at BAE Systems!

Over the past year, we have had the opportunity to work with these students in supporting their aspirations, fostering confidence in their own abilities and supplying them with the tools needed to achieve their desired career path. The pandemic may have altered the way in which we could deliver our mentoring programme, but it did not stop us inspiring our young people about the Post-18 opportunities within construction and the built environment.

Alongside interactive group employability sessions, we also offered bespoke 1-2-1 support to the young people and developed individual plans that put their ambitions and career goals at the forefront of our actions. Support included specific apprenticeship application preparation, mock interviews and facilitating work experience placements.

We believe that it is imperative to curate a support plan that is specific to each student. By recognising the individuality of each student’s goals, we can ensure impactful support for each of them in their transition from school into either education, employment or further training.

We are really excited to share more information in the near future on each of these young people, their journeys and future career plans. Watch this space!