Year 11 Mentoring Programme got to see businesses first hand
In conjunction with the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Careers and Enterprise Company, Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School are part of a mentoring programme pilot. This programme runs for three years and participants join in Year 10. The programme is focusing on helping pupils understand and access all career opportunities open to them. The programme is run by a professional mentor and regular counselling meetings are support by visits to local businesses.
This month, our mentees were invited to a tour around our key local business Computacenter as part of this mentoring pilot. The mentees were taken around by the Future Talent Manager of Computacenter and their Mentor Mr Groves, who showed them the work site and introduced them to the different roles and functions undertaken by the business. Our mentees were also very lucky to meet the CEO of Computacenter who took a few minutes out to talk with them about what they were learning! Renee Ramsay-Nicol, Future Talent Manager said, “we are always keen to get young people into see our business at Computacenter – those few minutes talk with the CEO shows how important we all see future talent to our business!”
This is one of the many opportunities our Career programme offers our pupils – and all visits out to see our local businesses are valuable to build networks and understand the skills businesses are seeking in work ready pupils. Following on from this, as part of our Careers programme, we are taking a group of Year 11s to a local Welwyn Careers Conference in the coming weeks – watch this space!