Pimlico Academy and Impact’s Mentoring Programme
As part of our 'Future Proofing Talent through Diversity'
programme, Impact were delighted to join Business Class - BITC's
school-business partnership programme. Collaborating with
Pimlico Academy on a three year partnership, we are hugely inspired
by their staffing team and the high ambitions they have for a
largely disadvantaged and diverse population.
Together with the school, we have developed a mentoring
programme with six Impact Volunteer Mentors and twelve Year 9
Students, who have so much talent and potential. We will be
working with the students over the next three years to help build
their confidence, raise aspirations and inspire them with
opportunities in the creative and media industries.
To kick off the school year our Mentors and Mentees met for
their first session and this was not only insightful but also
beneficial to hear what the young minds of today are thinking about
in terms of their future.
We had a fun and interactive session getting to know each other
- the Mentors were initially in the hot seat; being interviewed by
our Mentees. They were interested to know about our work life
- what we do and the different industries and roles we recruit
for. They asked how work affects our health, the importance
of Math and computers and what help we had along the way in our
careers. We chose adjectives that best described us and how
those attributes help us, either in the work place or at
What a rewarding session, I'm not sure who got more out of it -
the Mentors or Mentees, but we all agreed that we couldn't wait for
the next one!
Impact are passionate and committed to making a difference
within our community whilst helping the creative and media industry
become more diverse in the future.
More to follow after our next session in November!