Weston Road Academy in the West Midlands has been working with Career Ready since 2017. Here, they describe the benefits and lasting impact noticed in students after taking part in our Year 10 Mentoring Programme, funded by the CEC.

School governor and Career Ready mentor, Jerry Archer, recommended the programme to us as he had witnessed the impact it had had on students previously. It was well resourced and expertly coordinated by the Career Ready Regional Manager, creating a solid foundation of learning for the mentors to expand upon during sessions.

It’s a fantastic programme that’s equipped our students with the skills they need going forward in the ever changing world of work.

Since participating in the mentoring programme, students have not only identified a marked improvement in their confidence and communication, but also in their understanding of the jobs market and application processes.

As a result, the students are noticeably more confident at school, speaking to teachers and visitors like professionals. Several of them have even been motivated to start part-time work in an effort to broaden their CVs. Overall, the Career Ready mentoring programme has had an unmistakable impact on the students who have taken part.’

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