Nicole Doherty, from Eastbank Academy, who graduated from Career Ready in 2017, shares how Kirsty – her mentor from Santander – helped her develop the skills, confidence and qualities needed to kick-start a successful future.
Before I started the Career Ready programme with my mentor Kirsty I was overconfident and loud. I didn’t understand where boundaries lay in terms of professional relationships and always felt I overstepped the mark. Thanks to the Career Ready programme and the support from my mentor this has changed.
I now feel that I’m ready to enter the world of work without being worried about my behaviour or skills - Kirsty has helped me become a more mature person and taught me how to act accordingly in the workplace.
Being part of Career Ready is something which I’d recommend to young people like me who are starting to think about their future, I really gained a lot from the experience and Kirsty has really helped change my life. My advice to anyone preparing to start with a mentor is that there is nothing to worry about because they every mentor I met during the programme was really nice and they’re there because they want to support you.