Longfield Academy held it’s latest mentor recruitment breakfast on Friday 8th November

Business mentoring at Longfield Academy was established in 2011 and goes from strength to strength under the careful management of Mrs Williams with able support from administrator Mrs Syplywczak.

Currently, almost 50 students are participating in the scheme at the academy which runs from January of their year 10 through to the Easter of year 11. New mentors will complete their mentor training in December ready to join returning mentors for the next scheme in January 2020.

A real highlight of the breakfast meeting was testimony from current mentees, Maria and Brin who eloquently told the group of their positive experiences and how having a mentor has really helped them.

Maria related how her mentor helped her to secure work experience with his company and that this even included her presenting to their management team!  Brin added that his mentor has helped in building his confidence and has provided an additional “someone to trust” when considering his future career aspirations.

Thank you to all our current and new mentors for their invaluable work with students.