Work experience

bridge builders mentoringCompulsory work experience placements for school pupils was dropped in 2012, leaving a gap in the development of many children, particularly those from poor socio-economic backgrounds who are less likely to stay on into further and higher education. Therefore, these individuals may be applying for jobs when aged 17 and 18 without a day’s experience in a working environment. As part of our mentoring scheme, Bridge Builders can, where appropriate, arrange work experience placements through our partner organisations for mentees. Work experience for these mentees will offer them an insight into the world of work and give them a head start when they start to apply for real jobs – invaluable in today’s highly competitive job market.

Work experience is only offered to mentees on Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme programmes – complete our contact form today to get involved.

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.