Social media influencer, blockchain analyst, solar farm manager, app developer, streamer. What do these jobs all have in common? They either didn't exist or were in their infancy just 10 years ago. The scale and pace of change in society shows no sign of slowing, so imagine the opportunities today's young people will have throughout a long and varied career?
Our Future Leaders Programme is about supporting young people to map out what they need to do to achieve their goals, and helping them to develop the confidence to steer their own future. Central to this is coaching, which supports Future Leaders to plan pathways to their chosen destinations, take appropriate action, review their progress, and reflect on what they have learnt. Importantly, this is not a one-off process but an approach to thinking about themselves and their own development that they can draw upon throughout their life, and that they can teach to others.
Fancy helping more young people to fulfil their potential? We're growing the teams in our four hub locations - Hastings, Norfolk, Swindon and Tyneside - and we're seeking a new Progression Coach for each. We're particularly keen to hear from recent or soon-to-be graduates who are passionate about supporting young people from under-represented backgrounds, especially those with experience of support from widening participation programmes themselves. Hit the link at the bottom of the page for full details and to apply.
Here's what Saima, one of our existing Progression Coaches, has to say about the role: