Careers advice failing in schools, says Ofsted

September 10, 2013 BBC News:

75% of schools are not delivering adequate careers advice, according to the latest Ofsted report. Schools have been responsible for their own careers information programme since 2012, and this new report highlights that most schools lack to skills to provide relevant, accurate careers guidance.

The Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, was explicit in highlighting the importance of getting employers involved with schools and colleges. He told the BBC:

“People with fulfilling careers are the ones who can really show young people what it is like to succeed in the world of work.”

mentoring in schoolsAt the Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme we agree. Our mentors are experienced businessmen who work for large corporate organisations and really know what it is like out there in the world of work. In a mentoring partnership with young males, our mentors can use this experience and knowledge to inspire and support the development of their mentees. Contact us today to find out how mentoring in schools can really work to bridge the gap between a poor socio-economic background and the full potential of every boy.

Contact Us

Bridge Builders Mentoring
3 Ivy Mews

Charity Number: 1158629

0333 200 4703

National Coordinator - Val Bunker

Our mission

At Bridge Builders Mentoring, we believe that the gap between young men from poor socio-economic backgrounds and their full potential is never too large to overcome. Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme provides young men the opportunity to gain additional support and guidance from adult mentors from professional backgrounds, who are experienced in life and work. Together, they can define, explore and overcome the problems that are so often associated with a low economic background.

The Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme is a charity providing low cost services for young men. Any donations are greatly needed and appreciated. We rely on the support of our corporate sponsors and generous individuals to keep our work running and enable us to change the lives of young men throughout the UK.
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