Royal Mail is giving school-leavers a taste for work-life through a new partnership with the Career Ready charity, which sees staff members become mentors for 16-to 19-year-olds.
The programme, which runs alongside students’ school or college coursework, is designed to help students on their way from education to the workplace.
Mentors will be matched with a student and meet up with them over a 12-month period to offer support and advice for the transition, with the aim of improving their employability skills.
Royal Mail is aiming to engage 50 staff across the UK as mentors in the first year of its partnership with Career Ready.
Royal Mail head of corporate responsibility and community investment Lily Heinemann said: “Mentoring can provide invaluable guidance and support to young people and our staff can draw on their diverse experiences and backgrounds to help make a difference to the lives of the UK’s future workers.”
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