Career Ready is the national charity that links schools and colleges with employers to prepare young people for the world of work.
Are you looking to make a lasting difference to a young person’s life?
Becoming a Career Ready mentor is a fun, flexible way to inspire a young person, unlock their true potential, and guide them through the early stages of their career journey.
You’ll meet with a young person aged 14-18 on a monthly basis, chat to them about their different career options & pathways, and help them develop the skills & confidence needed to kickstart a rewarding future.
By sharing your professional and life experience you can help a young person in a local school/college to:
• Identify their personal strengths and skills for development
• Present themselves in a professional manner
• Explore different career paths and how to navigate towards them
• Gain real experience of the world of work e.g. by visiting you at your office
Skills we are looking for:
– Talking to other
– Providing advice
We are looking for professionals with strong interpersonal and communication skills able to share their career story, help young people develop new skills, and provide much-needed support during what is a crucial time in a person’s life.
As a Career Ready mentor, you will be expected to meet with a young person from a local Career Ready partner school or college on a monthly basis at either your workplace or at their school/college, with each meeting lasting approximately an hour.
We will provide a training and literature to guide you through your mentor journey and our team at Career Ready will be your first point of contact.
DBS – Disclosure barring checks:
All volunteers must pass a DBS check prior to starting.
The volunteering will take place mostly at the volunteer’s workplace and/or at the mentee’s school
Tags: Children and Families, Education and Literacy, Employment, Teaching and Training, Youth Work
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