GenC has shaped its mentoring programme to integrate with the school timetable.
The programme is carried out online outside of the school day and participants will be encouraged to interact with the mentors, drawing upon the knowledge and experience of the mentor to get the most out of the programme.
The mentors each hold an enhanced DBS certificate and are professional, individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience and provide their time on a voluntary basis.
During the placement, participants will be provided with networking opportunities, including:
- • Coaching
- • Mentorship and;
- • Interaction with professionals from a multitude of career paths, each of which will provide details, advice and tips on their ‘Recipe for Success’.
All sessions will be interactive and conducted via Zoom.
Each week, participants will be provided with access to course content via various social media tools such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. These will provide an insight to their preferred career paths.
All candidates who successfully complete the GenC Mentoring programme will be provided with a reference which can be added as an appendix to their CVs.
If you think the GenC Mentoring Programme would benefit your students please contact us to find out more details.
One candidate per quarter will be selected as a “GenC Ambassador". They will be involved in supporting the logistics of future rotations.
On becoming an Ambassador, the candidate will be provided with support on creating a LinkedIn profile with a view to starting their professional online presence.
The Ambassador will also be provided with an opportunity to accompany mentors at a formal dinner (Covid-19 restrictions permitting) where extra-curricular material will be covered, including:
- navigating a menu
- dressing for success
- smart casual office attire
- mobile device use and
- dining etiquette
GenC Ambassadors will have the opportunity to apply for an internship within a selection of partner companies. The GenC Ambassador will also be provided with a milestone/deliverables plan that they can use to discuss at future interviews.