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Mentoring

 Who do we partner with?

  • King & Wood Mallesons and SJ Berwin: a large law firm with fabulous offices on Southwark Bridge
  • PwC: the largest accountancy firm the world
  • IPC magazines: one the leading magazine houses in the UK
  • King’s College Hospital

It is worth noting that mentors have a range of jobs – e.g. just because they work for a law firm doesn’t mean they are lawyers – some are in HR, marketing, ICT , PR etc, so an idea of what jobs might be of interest would help in the matching process.

How does mentoring work?

Students will go to the offices of whichever firm they are matched with. A member of staff will accompany them on the first visit and after that they will go on their own. Normally they will meet once a month for about an hour. The sessions take place out of school hours. All are easily reached by rail to London Bridge.

What are the benefits?

  • Boost confidence by meeting with different adults in a new environment
  • Find out more about the world of work in general but specific career paths in particular
  • Can lead to work experience – last year a few mentees got summer jobs out of it.
  • Good for interview practice
  • Enhances CV

Who can apply?
All students can apply. If there is an oversubscription, applications may be required. Any students who do not comply with expectations may be withdrawn from the mentoring scheme.