I posted last month about the success of our Career Ready interns and the impact they made during their time with the Council. With that cohort now taking the next steps on their career path, we’re looking forward to welcoming the next intake.
My thanks go to the 12 mentors from across the organisation who have pledged their support to a fantastic programme and to supporting the young people who will join us.
There is still time to get involved as a mentor, with the deadline for registrations falling on Tuesday. Alison Paterson has done a power of work in embedding Career Ready within the Council and would be delighted to hear from you.
The Career Ready programme is a national initiative supported by a growing number of employers in the private and public sector.
It is designed to give secondary pupils, drawn from S5 and S6, an opportunity to raise their aspirations and take the first steps on the path to rewarding futures.
Twelve schools from across the city and Shire took part in the last programme, including our own Harlaw Academy, Hazlehead Academy, Lochside Academy, Northfield Academy, Oldmachar Academy and St Machar Academy.
I can’t emphasise enough how rewarding I have found mentoring to be and I’d highly recommend getting involved.