Ablaze / West of England Mentoring Programme
Our work with Ablaze and West of England Mentoring gives students the chance to experience learning in different environments.
Because of this scheme, last year teachers reported a 100% increase in their students' confidence, resilience and career goals.
- 100% of students said they felt more confident about themselves and their abilities following the programme.
- 100% said they had learned about skills needed for work.
- 93% of students said they were better at taking part in discussions.
What is it?
This group style mentoring aimed at students in year 8 to year 10 aims to inspire and motivate students to raise their aspirations and stay more engaged with their education. In the visits to our Head Office, the students engage in activities that aim to encourage them to set their own personal goals and work out their own plans for achieving them - all while chatting to members of our staff from a range of different departments
Why we do it?
We want to offer these young students a chance to experience environments outside the traditional classroom. We want to show them the range of options available to them when they leave school and how vast the range of roles is here at Bristol Water. We’re out to breakdown myths of STEM careers and breakdown barriers of learning; showing students that there’s more to us than a water company.