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The Pathfinder Programme

Mentoring & work experience opportunities for students

Supporting the next generation

Our programmes5

Our programmes are for any organisation interested in offering their staff the opportunity to shape a young person's life, whilst developing crucial mentoring skills required for effective leadership in their roles.

We work to enhance a company's ESG agenda by working with those who are committed to creating a significant social impact in their community.

We partner with companies of all sizes and industries.

The current situation

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90% of students believe that work placements are important or very important in deciding their career
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Meanwhile, over three quarters of employers are having problems finding and keeping employees

Upskill your teams as mentors for young people

Make a social impact in your community and nurture future talent
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Support disconnected students
Become a student's first professional network and close the gap to the workplace
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Discover future talent in your community
Give student's from all backgrounds a chance to showcase their talent
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Create a mentorship culture
Develop mentoring skills amongst your teams to benefit them in their roles

The impact on your organisation

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Partner companies actively contribute to improving the social mobility of young people in your community
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Simplify talent acquisition by observing future talent first-hand and keep in touch with those that fit your culture
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Reduce recruitment costs with a cost-effective alternative to traditional recruitment processes.
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Unlock the power of mentoring amongst your people, and actively contribute to resolving the disconnect between many young people and the workplace
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Ensure that your early-career recruitment strategy is committed to unlocking the potential of young people from all backgrounds

The impact on mentors

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Closes the generational communications gap. Mentors develop rapport with the next generation and empathise with the challenges they now face in the new world of work
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Participants gain new mentoring capabilities by harnessing core personal development skills such as communication, active listening, giving feedback and relationship-building
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Mentors actively contribute to improving social mobility in the community, enriching their purpose in society
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Mentors have the opportunity to experience and contribute to their company's ESG initiatives first-hand
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Mentors are inspired to deliver more mentoring in the future and expand their impact

The Pathfinder Programme

Break down social barriers to the workplace whilst unlocking the mentoring power of your organisation with our Pathfinder Programme.

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Programme stages

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Student engagement
  • • We work with our education partners and partner companies to identify and engage a group of students to embark on the programme.
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Mentor selection
  • • Employees of the partner companies opt in to become mentors.
  • • Wiseup gathers key information on the mentor's experience and industry specialisms.
  • • Wiseup selects pool of mentors to deliver the programme.
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Mentor training
  • • Wiseup shares the latest best practices of effective mentoring for young people, gathered over 3 years of running a professional mentoring platform and supporting our education partners.
  • • Wiseup provides further guidance material to arm mentors with key principles, techniques and activities to deliver great mentoring.
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Matching
  • • Our education partners provide information on the goals and aspirations of student participants.
  • • Wiseup matches each student with a suitable mentor based on their ambitions and personality traits.
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Mentoring & Work Experience
  • • Wiseup facilitates the delivery of an agreed number of 1-2-1 mentoring sessions.
  • • Wiseup supports the organisation of impactful work experience opportunities at partner company.
  • • Wiseup facilitates further mentoring sessions following work experience to solidify learnings and inform next steps.
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Post-support
  • • Wiseup maintains and manages the relationship between the students and partner companies, by keeping track of their progress and communicating real opportunities for those beginning their careers in the years to come.


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