Mentors needed for young people

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A charity is appealing for Sheffield workers to mentor the city’s young people.

Career Academies UK is recruiting e-mentors who will communicate with students aged 16 to 19 year in a bid to prepare them for the working world.

The programme, called Career Ready, brings together employers, students and colleges across the city and there has already been a huge demand for support from young people.

Students can discuss their experiences, ask for advice and follow their progress on a digital skills tracker.

Mentors will receive training and be matched with appropriate students to ensure both parties benefit as much as possible.

Anne Spackman, Career Academies UK executive director, said: “Sheffield has a thriving business community. “As an e-mentor from the area, you can become a crucial element in a young person’s journey from education to the workplace, providing guidance, motivation and helping them to complete tasks.

“We know the best way to help young people get jobs is by connecting them to the world of work and we have a track record of doing just that.”

n To volunteer, call 0207 986 5494.