A group of Old Boltonians have volunteered their time free of charge to act as volunteer mentors, to assist younger Old Boys in the transition from university to the world of work. All of the volunteer mentors have offered to use their professional experience in fields such as Journalism, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Banking and Property, to support young undergraduates on an informal, one-to-one basis.
The mentoring support would be informal, and shaped by the individuals involved, but could involve mentors helping undergraduates with early discussions about possible career options and assessing themselves in preparation for job applications, accompanying them to careers fairs, and offering assistance and guidance during the job application process.
Taking your first step on the career ladder is a big task and finding the right opening does not come easily. Talking to Old Boltonians who have a lifetime’s experience in a particular field can provide very valuable insights, helping you to make the right choice and providing you with real support in finding the right job.
If you would like to take part in the mentoring scheme, please contact Old Boltonians David Seddon (1960-1971) or Peter Acton (1964-1971), either through the Bolton Alumni Network or via the Development Office. They will be pleased to hear from you.