DISCOVER OUR MENTORSHIP SCHEME_

RUN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WEWORK AND HACKNEY COUNCIL

ABOUT THE MENTORSHIP SCHEME_

This October, The Diana Award is partnering up with WeWork and Hackney Council to run an innovative Mentorship Scheme. The week-long scheme will replicate the success of its summer pilot which offered opportunities to young people from across Hackney to be exposed to opportunities with WeWork’s member companies that young people would not necessarily encounter.

Many of these companies didn’t exist a few years ago, and many of the jobs have only emerged in the past few years. The Mentorship Scheme aims to help young people define how to get into a career they are interested in.

The students will spend two full days with their companies, and two full days of workshops, as well as a traditional WeWork social breakfast and a graduation ceremony to end the week, with informal networking to land an internship or discuss next steps in their careers.

“WeWork has over 250,000 members within its community and an absolutely vast range of companies and jobs, many of which didn’t exist 10 or 20 years ago. We’re excited to be launching a mentoring programme with Hackney Council and The Diana Award that gives young people access to the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the workplaces of the future, and that we’ve already received such a high demand for the programme that we’ll be bringing it back in October this year.”
Anthony Yazbeck, COO of WeWork Europe

INTERESTED IN MENTORING?

If you’re from a London based WeWork and are interested in hosting a young person in your business then we’d love to hear from you! You’ll need to be available for the week commencing 22nd October and keen to give young people a new insight into the world of work.

“At The Diana Award we know the difference that mentoring relationships can make to a young person. We’re excited to launch this new initiative in partnership with WeWork. The aim of the programme is to rebrand the idea of work experience to offer career insight that is fun, valuable and mirrors the modern professional landscape. Being based at a WeWork, we know the powerful communities and inspiring businesses that exist in each building and the difference this work experience will make to a young person considering the world of work.”
Alex Holmes, Deputy CEO of The Diana Award

INTERESTED IN MENTORING?

If you’re from a London based WeWork and are interested in hosting a young person in your business then we’d love to hear from you! You’ll need to be available for the week commencing 22nd October and keen to give young people a new insight into the world of work.

“At The Diana Award we know the difference that mentoring relationships can make to a young person. We’re excited to launch this new initiative in partnership with WeWork. The aim of the programme is to rebrand the idea of work experience to offer career insight that is fun, valuable and mirrors the modern professional landscape. Being based at a WeWork, we know the powerful communities and inspiring businesses that exist in each building and the difference this work experience will make to a young person considering the world of work.”
Alex Holmes, Deputy CEO of The Diana Award

FROM A SCHOOL?

We’re delighted to be working with Hackney Council to connect with schools across the borough for the October Mentorship Scheme. If you’re a school or young person who’s interested in joining us for the week, please enquire below.

“At Hackney Council we are committed to creating opportunities for our young people as a means of tackling poverty and inequality. This commitment includes ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to acquire the skills they need to develop a successful career. Our own inhouse apprenticeship scheme and Hackney 100 placements are examples of this and we are committed to working with WeWork and The Diana Award to create further opportunities for our young residents through the Mentorship Week programme”
Cllr Carole Williams, Head of Employment, Skills and Human Resources at Hackney Council

KEEN TO BE A SPEAKER?

We’ll be hosting a number of speakers throughout the week to share their experience and advice for young people going into further education or the world of work. If you’re interested in inspiring the next generation, we’d love to hear from you.

KEEN TO BE A SPEAKER?

We’ll be hosting a number of speakers throughout the week to share their experience and advice for young people going into further education or the world of work. If you’re interested in inspiring the next generation, we’d love to hear from you.

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