BARCLAYS TAKES TO THE WATER FOR ‘JUST CANOE IT’ CHALLENGE FOR THE DIANA AWARD’S MENTORING PROGRAMME
54 employees from Barclays took part in ‘Just Canoe It’ challenge alongside Olympic Canoeist Etienne Stott MBE
4 July 2018
‘Just Canoe It’ Challenge has raised over £30K supported by matched funding from Barclays for The Diana Award’s Mentoring Programme with vulnerable pre-GCSE teens.
Etienne Stott MBE, Olympic Champion in Canoe Slalom with Ian Tetsill, Managing Director Global Lending Group Debt Finance at Barclays.
The Diana Award’s Mentoring Programme recognises the role that mentoring has to play in breaking down the barriers to social mobility. The programme pairs volunteer mentors from the world of work with young people in years 8, 9 & 10 to improve post-secondary work readiness, instil active citizenship and build character and resilience. Together the mentors work with their mentees to give them an insight into the world of work, career skills training and support them to develop and deliver a community social action.
“We are delighted to have supported the work of the Diana Award once again. We never cease to be amazed by achievements of the young people that take part in the various programmes. It’s an honour to be involved; helping them build the skills, confidence and belief needed for their career journeys ahead.”
Ian Tetsill, from Barclays’ Debt Finance team
Barclays is passionate and committed to supporting the creation of a strong talent pipeline of young people moving into the labour market who can achieve their aspirations, supporting organisations throughout the UK. Their Citizenship programme helps to address the significant issue of the skills gap and youth employment challenge, creating a better future for young people, and supporting our economy and society.
Mathew Enright Vice President Export Credit Agency Team at Barclays, Alex Holmes Deputy CEO of The Diana Award, Etienne Stott MBE Olympic Champion in Kayaking, Ian Tetsill Managing Director Global Lending Group Debt Finance at Barclays, Ellie Cooper Head of Mentoring at The Diana Award and Alex Guest Vice Present of Debt Finance at Barclays.
The Diana Award was established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and has the support of both her sons TRHs The Duke of Cambridge & The Duke of Sussex.