Online Mentoring with STEM LearningBack
Run by the STEM Ambassador and Student Facing programme teams and in partnership with the charity Brightside, we're launching the first of four cohorts of a national online mentoring scheme on 8 November.
Designed to help young people explore their future career options in STEM, a six-week mentoring programme is open to 14-16 year olds, with a 10-week programme coming next year for 16–18 year olds.
For those across Years 10 & 11 (or equivalent S3/S4, Year 11/12 NI), young people will have the opportunity to focus on career insights and chat to trained STEM Ambassadors via a secure and moderated online messaging system. Those in Years 12 & 13 (or equivalent S5/S6, Year 13/14 NI) will be mentored on ‘life after school’ - whether that's Higher Education, Apprenticeships or preparing for employment.
Those taking part will receive:
• One to one support and inspiration from a DBS or PVG checked STEM Ambassador
• Training on how to use Brightside’s secure and moderated messaging system
• Support and resources to help them make informed decisions about their future
All young people from across the UK are invited to apply, and there is no limit on the number of mentees being able to access the programme from any one school or college.
The registration and expressions of interest links can be found here: https://www.stem.org.uk/news-and-views/news/brightside-mentoring-2022