Whilst many organisations have moved to increase access at graduate level and create work experience schemes post-A-Level, the lack of representation of African Caribbean heritage students within those schemes, and indeed top academic institutions highlights the need for workplace and careers insight much earlier.
Administered by companies themselves, the ACEN early pathways work experience programme will provide students in years 10-12 with practical advice and guidance via group-based mentorship in specific industries/areas of work.
– 8 industries per year
– 2 mentors per organisation
– Up to 10 students per group
– Mentorship sessions x 4pa (half termly)
– Group work experience at the end of the programme – 3 days
– The application process will be based on student personal letters and their interest and commitment to date in the area. It is expected that they will communicate their future career goals and what they hope to get from the scheme.
– Companies will be asked to write a letter of completion per student that details the content of the scheme.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Session||Session 1||Session 2||Session 3||Session 4||Session 5|
|Weekday||Weekday Evening||Weekday Evening||Weekday Evening||Weekday Evening||Weekday Days|
|Content||Introduction to mentors, why they have chosen their area of work and their personal journeys.||Educational and supplementary advice to prepare students into area of work||Detailed introduction to the area of work
|Detailed introduction to the area of work
|3 days of office-based work experience|