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.
“My time at WEM has taught me one critical thing. The positive impact a 10 minute conversation can have on a young adult’s early career path…the career development skills offered to students…strengthens their understanding, nurtures their confidence and broadens their career horizon.“
“I would really recommend working with Ceri Bowers to bring an amazing mentoring programme to your school…results have shown an increase in students’ confidence, aspirations and academic motivation. Such a worthwhile experience for so many of our students…delighted to see students gaining confidence to network and aspire high in this virtual world.”
“I think they were the best mentors they could have offered us”
“WEM really engaged Hayesfield WIN students and they benefitted from visiting Nationwide Building Society. They built a really strong rapport with their mentors and their confidence soared. Students confirmed that they had learnt a lot about different careers, skills employers like and it has helped with their future career journey.”
“The mentoring sessions with Ecosurety have been amazing and an extremely valuable experience for our Year 8 students. Every session was carefully prepared by the team and delivered in such a way that the students really looked forward to going back each time. It has been an experience that the students will not forget.”
“It was apparent that the students gained a great deal just from visiting our office and interacting with us. Their feedback at the end confirmed that all the issues we explored had certainly sunk in, including all the small bits of advice that can make a big difference to their journey into the future.”