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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.

UWE - Sunex

What we've achieved so far...

  • 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.

Public value commitments

Education on the value of water and link to wider sustainability issues

Mentoring and employment for less privileged young people

Reduced public consumption of resources through partnership

Research and innovation related to water use and societal wellbeing

Protecting & enhancing our natural environment

Additional support to customers most in need

Reduced consumption of single use plastic

Improved physical and mental wellbeing

Shaping policy and regional strategy in relation to water use

Reducing the social and environmental impact of our roadworks

Our partners