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Winkworth Devizes Launch Mentoring Scheme

Director of Winkworth Devizes, Simon Jacobs, has launched a mentoring scheme with Devizes School, working with their year 12 students and local business and organisations to help young people gain experience and advice about entering the workplace. Around four months ago a pilot scheme was launched and was a resounding success for all involved, with one student securing a job at the end of the process. Following this brilliant result the mentoring scheme will be rolled out to all year 12 students at the school in 213 and the hope is that as the scheme continues, more businesses will get involved so that more pupils are able to take part. Simon Jacobs comments, “The big advantage is that the kids can establish a network and be introduced to other businesses through their mentor. We, as businesses, have a network of contacts and the school has young talent. The mentoring scheme can bring these together for the benefit of each student and the town. The problem with the school is that 95 per cent of staff live outside the catchment area so they don’t have those local connections.”

Director of Winkworth Devizes, Simon Jacobs, has launched a mentoring scheme with Devizes School, working with their year 12 students and local business and organisations to help young people gain experience and advice about entering the workplace.

Around four months ago a pilot scheme was launched and was a resounding success for all involved, with one student securing a job at the end of the process. Following this brilliant result the mentoring scheme will be rolled out to all year 12 students at the school in 213 and the hope is that as the scheme continues, more businesses will get involved so that more pupils are able to take part.

Simon Jacobs comments, “The big advantage is that the kids can establish a network and be introduced to other businesses through their mentor. We, as businesses, have a network of contacts and the school has young talent. The mentoring scheme can bring these together for the benefit of each student and the town. The problem with the school is that 95 per cent of staff live outside the catchment area so they don’t have those local connections.”

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