SLP teams up with Create Jobs for second Meet a Mentor
School of Logical Progression (SLP) is delighted to announce the return of Meet a Mentor, our four-month preemployment mentoring programme for 18–26 year olds seeking entry to the creative and digital industries, in partnership with Create Jobs.
Following the success of our inaugural Meet a Mentor programme earlier this year, we have teamed up with Create Jobs, for the second iteration of Meet a Mentor.
The programme will run from November 2016 until March 2017, providing 15 young people with the opportunity to gain expert guidance from 15 inspiring, dedicated creative professionals — expanded from nine mentors and mentees in our inaugural programme.
Through a structured series of workshops and meetings, mentors will offer mentees support, encouragement and advice on how to get that bit closer to employment in their chosen field in the creative and digital industries.
Each session will bring together the cohort of 15 mentors and 15 mentees and will include talks, panel discussions and workshops (responding to live briefs, teamwork & presentation skills), as well as inspirational talks from people with stories to tell about their journey to their jobs. There will also be plenty of allocated time for the mentor and mentee to get to know each other, and to look at specific issues and goals relevant to each individual.
This will be a unique opportunity for experienced creative industry professionals to meet and support a young, talented person on their journey into employment or a change of career and to make a tangible difference to someone’s career prospects and to their professional lives. SLP is passionate about social mobility, and at its core is about giving opportunities to young people to help them fulfil their potential.
We are excited to be working with this group of amazing Mentors -
Brooke Du Val — Time Inc
Rachael Jones — Time Inc
Lucy Madge — Somethin’ Else
Kate Higham — Splice Post
Danny Bishop — One Stop Films
Gus Hurdle — Producer freelance
Nikita Chuaun — Somethin’ Else
Cressida Koceinski — Ustwo/ Freelance
Kate Barrett — Wallpaper Magazine
Caroline Taylor — Silverspace Pillows
Lucy Warwick — Dazed Media Group
Adam Holland — PTE Architects
Rebecca Lee — PTE Architects
Shanida Scotland — BBC Storyville
Matthew Taylor — Shoe Designer (Paul Smith)
This programme is now underway so applications are closed, but please get in touch if you would like to get involved with the next programme.
Click here to read Kimberley’s blog on the first session and to find out more about SLP Meet a Mentor.