Our new partnership with The Girls’ Network
We’re pleased to announce our partnership with The Girls’ Network, an award-winning charity that empowers young girls from less advantaged communities to overcome any unfair barriers they may encounter in both work and everyday life.
The partnership will see successful female employees from 1ST CENTRAL team up with schoolgirls from Robertsbridge Community College in East Sussex for a mentoring programme.
Commenting on the partnership, Cat Harris, our Learning and Development Manager, said: “Originally I contacted The Girls’ Network with the intention of providing support myself. However it soon became apparent that we have a number of inspiring women at 1ST CENTRAL and as such, we could offer a lot more to our future leaders. As we’re also one of the largest employers in the area, supporting this initiative is a great way for us to give back to the community.”
Our mentors will provide support and advice to help the girls best plan for their careers after school. They’ll hold 10 personalised, one-to-one, hour-long development sessions, designed to build communication and interview skills, provide support in CV development and help with UCAS applications, revision techniques and time management.
Each session between student and mentor is designed to inspire the girls to unlock their full potential and demonstrate what career options are possible beyond school and university.
We’re looking forward to working in partnership with The Girls’ Network, and hope to inspire the students to think big when it comes to planning their future career.