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  • From disengaged student to star pupil: the power of mentoring

    Our Lucky Break Captain of My Ship mentoring programme is helping to change the lives of young people in the Thames Valley. Funded by The Careers & Enterprise Company who today launch their #UnexpectedMentor campaign, it supports 12-15 year olds in school to build...

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  • Why I’m a volunteer mentor

    For this year's National Mentoring Day and the launch of The Careers & Enterprise Company's #UnexpectedMentor campaign, guest contributor Tochi shares his experience of being a volunteer mentor. He volunteers at Brunel University through the National Mentoring...

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  • Volunteer your way out of unemployment

    Many people get a tremendous buzz out of volunteering. But did you know it can also improve your career prospects? National Careers Service adviser Shona Horan, who specialises in helping people back to work, demonstrates how volunteering can provide a valuable...

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  • Making a difference: Lucky Break mentoring

    Our Lucky Break volunteer mentors support young people with a whole range of issues. They offer a young person someone to talk to who is not judging them, but listening and allowing them to speak freely. But often just as valuable are the small things - help with...

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  • Whether you've finished your exams or want a career break, we look at what to consider if you're planning the ultimate gap year adventure...

    Should I take a gap year?

    Taking a ‘gap year’ can happen at any time and for any length of time. You might be a student who has just finished exams, or maybe a professional wanting a career break. As an example, my brother, 34, has worked for over 12 years and has decided to take a year out...

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  • Become a volunteer mentor for young people

    Exam stress; worries over what to do when leaving school; a chronic lack of confidence or family issues. None of these issues are uncommon among young people, but sometimes alternative mentoring support can be invaluable, as Kat Johnston, Adviza’s Lucky Break...

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