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Proud to support Future Frontiers by volunteering our in-house skills to help local students

Posted: 26th June 2019

The Ian Williams’ Chipping Sodbury head office is today welcoming a group of local pupils from Chipping Sodbury High School, for the first of four one-on-one coaching sessions in our Future Frontiers partnership.

Future Frontiers is an award-winning charity that works with young people to help equip them with information, skills and the right mind-set to realise their career aspirations. Working together with proactive businesses like Ian Williams, the aim is to create long term engagement with schools and has been proven to increase motivation and engagement of young people and improve their performance at school.

Sian Pearce, Ian Williams’ Training and Development Manager comments: “Volunteers from across our business will be helping the students to explore the world of work, in parallel to helping define their aspirations and make clear connections between future goals and current education. Over the course of four sessions, the Ian Williams’ mentors will guide each pupil to discover a career that inspires them, help them understand how it relates to their education, and build a plan that will turn their aspirations into a reality.

“Getting involved with the Future Frontiers initiative fits hand in glove with Ian Williams’ approach to encourage young people, some of whom may not have had a privileged start to life, prepare for the future of work. A joint initiative between the Ian Williams’ Academy, Foundation and business generally, we are delighted with how many of our employees want to get involved and give up their time to coach – and hopefully guide the young people involved in the programme to discover and explore careers that inspire them. In fact, it would be fantastic if some of the students who successfully complete the programme and go on to achieve GCSEs, come back to join our Academy Apprentice programme to develop their careers further in the future.”

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