An all-age leadership and careers programme starting at Key Stage 2 (age 7) and continuing to Key Stage 5 (age 19), connecting organisations with a pipeline of future talent from diverse backgrounds.

The programme deepens young people’s knowledge of the industry and organisation, develops their leadership abilities and industry skills, and provides personalised career support through one-to-one mentoring. By the end of the programme, these young people are equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to make well-informed Post 16/18 education and employment choices.

The programme includes:

  • Training for mentors
  • Session resources to aid discussion
  • End of programme celebration

Programme Outcomes

  • Raised awareness of your organisation and industry¬†
  • Increased confidence and sector-specific skills
  • Increased access to a pool of diverse talent
  • Meaningful staff volunteering opportunities

This programme is one of the many ways we help organisations connect with young people from the local community and develop a pipeline of junior talent from ethnically diverse backgrounds. 

Programme Info

12 consecutive sessions (one academic term)

Delivery Method:
Hybrid (online and in-person)

60 minutes per session for 12 weeks

Number of mentor matches per cohort:

Training Provided:
Yes (mentors only)

About the Mentors

Experienced and first-time mentors
Individuals part of affinity networks (i.e.BAME/Women)
Junior, middle and senior leaders

About the Students (Mentees)

All age (7-19)

Target Groups:
At least 75% of students will be from one or more of the following groups:

  • Black / ethnically diverse¬†
  • Female
  • FSM / Pupil Premium