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Break down social barriers to the workplace

Mentoring programmes & work experience for your students
Pathfinder programme for schools

Our vision

"It's not what you know, it's who you know" is a principle of networking that leaves people behind.

Our aim is to help young people from all walks of life gain insight into the world of work, regardless of their personal networks or circumstances.

Student programme outcomes

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A mentor's story and experience inspires a student's first steps into their career
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Social barriers are combatted through unprecedented access to the workplace, giving them an advantage and informing their real-life options
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Student perceptions of organisations and different industries are improved by understanding that these workplaces are for everyone
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An alumni-style network for students connects young people to their first professional network whilst giving them access to the latest career opportunities
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Students are instilled with a sense of confidence and new skills learnt in the workplace itself

The current situation

Programme stats
78% of employers believe graduates who had completed work placement were more skilled than those who had not
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However, work placement opportunities have declined by 25% since 2020
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While 90% of students believe that work placements are important or very important in deciding their career

The Pathfinder Programme

Break down social barriers to the workplace with out Pathfinder Programme.

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Our background

We have been running our own professional mentoring platform since 2019, and built a community of 150+ Wiseup mentors.

Along the way, we have learnt what truly impactful mentoring looks like. We have delivered mentoring programmes for young people, supporting such partners as The Manchester College and The Kickstart Scheme.

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