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ONLINE WORK EXPERIENCE_

The Diana Award Mentoring Programme delivers twenty online sessions with support from our professional volunteer mentors.

Last year, over 800 young people participated in our online Work Experience and more than 80% stated that they learnt something new from the sessions. This year, we want to support even more young people to develop their skills and reach their potential. 

Between Monday and Friday, The Diana Award Mentoring Programme will deliver twenty online sessions with support from our professional volunteer mentors. You can register for two sessions or twenty sessions – the choice is yours.

We have designed sessions around five strands:

  • Our ‘How To…’ sessions will support the development of your careers skills and help you apply for your first job.
  • Our ‘Education and Training’ sessions will support your understanding of different education and training pathways, including insight from the University of Gloucestershire, Arts University Bournemouth, and Civil Service Apprenticeships.
  • Our ‘Public Service’ sessions will provide you with insight into different careers in public service, including medicine, law, and aircraft engineering.
  • Our ‘Finance’ and ‘Technology’ sessions will provide you with insight into different careers in finance and technology, including insight from HSBC, KPMG, Deloitte and BT.

Click below for more information about upcoming online workshops and webinars, including online Work Experience.

ONLINE WORK EXPERIENCE_

If you are a young person, you can register yourself. If you are a teacher or youth worker, you can register on behalf of your young people.

More events will be added soon!

How to… Plan for Your Future

With Ayanda Sibanda (she/her), The Diana Award

This session uses mapping and visualisation activities to support you to plan for your future career or education pathway.

18 July 2022
10am BST

Creating Opportunities in Your Career

With Ceri Hughes (she/her), KPMG

This session will explore how you can create opportunities and kick-start your career – even when you feel uncertain or lack direction! Ceri will share her education journey, starting at a comprehensive school in the south Wales valleys during the Miners’ Strike of the 1980s. She will some interactive activities to support you to discover what is important to you in your education or career.

18 July 2022
11:30am BST

Journey into finanical crime management

With Obiyo Obibi (he/him), KPMG

In this session, Obiyo will provide insight into his role in preventing financial crime, alongside advice and guidance about entering the field.

18 July 2022
1:30pm BST

Finance

With Muzafer Salif (she/her), FedEx

Muzafer has more than fifteen years of advisory, finance, accounting, audit and reporting experience. This session explores her career pathway to positions in finance and accountancy at Kollmorgen, Deloitte and FedEx.

18 July 2022
3:30pm BST

How To… Apply to University

With Amanda Mackey (she/her), Volunteer Careers Advisor

This session explores how to start your university application, important deadlines and an overview of the application process.

19 July 2022
10:00am BST

HOW TO…THRIVE IN HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

With Dr Hazel Roberts (she/her), Dr Louise Folkes (she/her), Lauren Marshall (she/her)

Hazel, Louise and Lauren will provide insight into Higher Education from the perspective of the student – from applying to studying, understanding inequality in Higher Education, and the importance of diversifying the student population.

19 July 2022
11:30am BST

studying a creative course at higher education with arts university bournemouth

With Louise Whittaker (she/her)

In this session, Louise will provide an introduction to creative courses and the career opportunities they could prepare you for.

19 July 2022
1:30pm BST

CIVIL SERVICE APPRENTICESHIP

With Wahida Swaleh (she/her)

In this session, Wahida will share her experiences as a Civil Service Apprenticeship, alongside the career opportunities that emerged from her education and training experience.

19 July 2022
3:30pm BST

How To… Communicate

With Emily Horton (she/her), ‘More Diverse Voices’ Founder

This session explores how to start your career in content, communication and public relations. It will provide an overview of the industry, as well as entry level and freelance opportunities. Emily will share advice and guidance to further your experience, build your portfolio, and network.

20 July 2022
10:00am BST

JOURNEY TO JUNIOR DOCTOR

With Rumbidzai Mutenga (she/her)

In this session, Rumbi will share her journey to medicine, including relevant work experience, volunteering, employment and the challenges she encountered along the way.

20 July 2022
1:30pm BST

Law

With Jeff Zindani (he/him).

Jeff has more than twenty-five years of experience in law as a Solicitor, Equity Partner, and Managing Partner. He is a currently legal author, speaker and management consultant.

In this session, Jeff will share the education and career pathway from UCE Birmingham to Managing Director of Aquira Professional Services – an independent brokerage facilitating mergers and acquisitions for corporate and commercial practices.

20 July 2022
3:00pm BST

Aircraft Engineering

With Donna Shaw (she/her), Royal Navy Aircraft Engineer

For Donna, serving in the Royal Navy as an Aircraft Engineer was a real privilege. Join the session to find out more about the recruitment process, life in the service and employment opportunities. You might be surprised.

20 July 2022
4:30pm BST

How To… Network

With Stella da Silva (she/her), Employability Skills Training Consultant

This session explores the potential of networking to further your career. Stella will provide advice and guidance about using LinkedIn to network effectively.

21 July 2022
10:00am BST

OPENING UP A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY WITH HSBC

Sik Yi June Poon (she/her), Technical Design Officer

In this session, June will provide an overview of her development journey within the bank and introduce different routes to enter the banking industry.

21 July 2022
11:30am BST

HOW TO…MANAGE YOUR FINANCES WITH HSBC

Emma Claydon (she/her), Kasey Aaron (she/her) HSBC

In this session, Kasey and Emma will provide insight into budget management through the real life example of gaming. Kasey and Emma will share advice and guidance about budgeting, controlling your spending, and online safety.

21 July 2022
1:30pm BST

WORKING IN OPERATION WITH HSBC

Gemma Mitchell (she/her), Operations Support Manager

21 July 2022
3:00pm BST

How To… Write a CV

With Amber Obasi (she/her), The Diana Award

This session explores the structure and content of your CV. Amber will support you to communicate your skills and experiences and share tips and tricks about what employers look for when recruiting and shortlisting candidates for interview.

22 July 2022
10:00am BST

How To… Prepare for an Interview

With Arun Shoker (he/him), The Diana Award

This session explores interviews and interview techniques. You will take part in activities that simulate real interview scenarios. Arun will share tips and tricks to make sure you have exactly what you need to suceed in an interview and get the job you want.

22 July 2022
11:30am BST

Non-Technical Roles in the Technology Sector 

With Victoria Ortigosa (she/her), Telecoms

“You don’t need to be an engineer to work in a technology company.” This session explores transferrable skills and unexpected employment opportunities in the technology sector.

22 July 2022
1:30pm BST

fOCUS GROUP 

With Impact & Influence team, The Diana Award

22 July 2022
3:00pm BST

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