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Leicester College has joined The Youth Group’s ‘Mentor Me’ programme to share experiences and mentor a young person looking for advice and career inspiration. The programme provides young people with access to industry experts to learn from, ask questions to, and gain support with job interviews.

The Youth Group is working with The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) which looks for people across the electrotechnical industry to volunteer to connect with learners, help them to explore and act on career ideas and aspirations, and support their transition from education to industry.

Construction T-Level Programme Area Manager for Leicester College, Neil McManus has signed up as an electrotechnical mentor and says: “I’m delighted to support the Mentor Me programme, on behalf of the College’s Construction team. The Youth Group’s programme is a great way to support youngsters starting out in the electrotechnical trade, by giving them the opportunity to gain an insight into the world of work from some of the best in the business.

“The scheme gives mentors such as me the chance to engage with students to enhance their professional development and employability, and expand their professional network, as well as increasing their confidence and helping them to develop key skills that will provide them with a competitive edge in the graduate labour market.”

So far, The Youth Group has supported over 1.7 million young people into roles they are passionate about and is working with TESP to build a network of mentors with electrotechnical experience to inspire and inform young people about electrical opportunities.

The Youth Group’s Managing Director (UK), Leon Marseglia said: “I’m super excited to be working with Neil and the rest of the Leicester College team to help them become a Youth Verified organisation with us. This verification will  demonstrate how much the college wants to be a youth-first organisation, attracting and engaging young people from our community and beyond.”

Leon Marseglia

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