Welcome to WEM, Ablaze‘s flagship Secondary School programme

As face to face WEM sessions can’t take place at the moment due to COVID restrictions, we have developed our resources to allow the programme to be delivered online. The first virtual WEM (VWEM) programme will start in early 2021 and we will post updates on our news page and on Twitter. We intend to restart our face to face programmes as soon as the COVID situation allows.

We all need a little inspiration sometimes. With positive volunteer mentors from local organisations, West of England Mentoring (WEM) is helping students aged 12-15 raise aspirations, follow their interests and make plans for the world of work.

Would your school or your business like to get involved? We work across Bristol, North Somerset, South Glos, Wiltshire and Bath & NE Somerset. Contact us to find out how you can take part.

WEM is managed by Ablaze Bristol, an independent charity tackling inequality of opportunity for young people on the West of England. For further information on our other programmes, please visit our Ablaze website.

Latest News

Herman Miller and Kingsbury Green Academy’s VWEM partnership

The January lockdown put a pause on the start of our 2021 partnerships but Catherine Young, Careers Lead at Kingsbury Green Academy, remained undeterred, and shifted the programme to be delivered to her Year 9 students at home. Their business partner Herman Miller also rose to the challenge with Alex Hemns, Senior HR and Talent…

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Checkout Our Latest Tweets…

The Year 9 cohort @kingsbury_green celebrated their WEM graduation with the volunteer mentors @HermanMiller in style today with music and dancing in the class with a certificate ceremony – an uplifting way to end a fantastic six weeks - well done all!

Take a look at our fabulous partner business @speedcomms reading books for their partner school @StBarnabas_Bris during #WorldBookDay2021

#partnerships #readingbuddies #volunteers


Our final @AblazeBristol Career Story is from Kim @UniWestminster, talking about her role and how she got there. Click here for more stories: https://wementoring.org.uk/wem-resources-for-schools-career-stories/ #HowIstarted #careers #raiseforablaze

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