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Raising aspirations through a new mentoring programme

Published: Feb 4, 2021 2 min read

STEM learning


Ten weeks free mentoring is now available to young people who are interested in STEM subjects.

UPDATE: Applications for this round of mentoring have now closed.

Run by the STEM Ambassador programme, in partnership with Brightside charity, we have launched a national online mentoring scheme to help 16-18 year olds to explore their future career options in STEM. Registration is now extended to 7 March.

Available from end of February to May 2021, mentoring will take place over a 10 week period. Over 400 ambassadors have already expressed an interest in mentoring, ready to support up to 2,000 young people in exploring STEM career options, helping them make informed decisions, overcome challenges and feel more confident about their future. Mentoring will take place over Brightside's secure online platform through a moderated messaging system and all of our STEM Ambassadors are DBS or PVG checked as standard.

Young people taking part will receive:

  • one to one support and inspiration from a STEM Ambassador
  • training on how to use Brightside’s secure messaging system
  • support and resources to help them make informed decisions about their future

Applications for this round of mentoring are now closed. We will have more information about future mentoring opportunities soon, please keep an eye on the STEM Ambassador Twitter account to be the first to find out more.