Babcock teams up with Marine Academy Plymouth for mentoring scheme
Babcock, the leading UK engineering support service and one of Plymouth's largest employers, has teamed up with the city's Marine Academy Plymouth to provide a mentoring scheme.
The move follows a breakfast seminar held last year when the Plymouth Better Together Project, supported by Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, and Bond Pearce solicitors showcased the benefits of mentoring secondary school students as they aim for higher GCSE grades and, in the longer term, improved employability.
Bond Pearce successfully ran a six week mentoring programme with All Saints Academy students advising them on areas such as writing a good CV and showcasing the types of careers available within their firm and around Plymouth.
Now Babcock and Marine Academy Plymouth plan something similar.
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Kerry Evans from Babcock, who attended the breakfast seminar, explained:
"Although the scheme is in the early stages of being set up, we are looking forward to working in partnership with students from Marine Academy Plymouth and developing their employability skills for the future.
"Marine Academy Plymouth is the UK's first marine academy. Its focus is to help prepare and develop the students' career opportunities - for today's traditional jobs and for those that we don't yet know about. We will achieve this through a commitment to high standards and to sustainability."
The Babcock partnership has delighted the academy.
Julie Fellows, director of Marine Specialism at the academy, who is devising the programme said:
"It will be a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading local, national and international company for the benefit of both organisations.
"The business mentoring scheme will underpin our commitment to raise aspiration and skills in the workforce of the future. Our students will gain experience of the attributes that employer's value and an understanding of how to demonstrate them in interviews and the workplace."
Morven Maclean, Project Manager for Plymouth Better Together said:
"I am really happy to see that another scheme has come out of the work that was showcased at the breakfast. Schools and businesses working together is so important for the future of Plymouth."
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