The Gordonian Mentoring Programme has been launched to provide senior pupils and young alumni access to the wealth of experience residing within the Gordonian community. The programme has been established to formalise ways for young Gordonians to learn from experienced Gordonians who can help advise and guide when considering career paths and life beyond school.
If you are interested in getting involved in the programme as a mentor or a mentee then we would love to hear from you. The programme offers the following support:
- speaking at a school event
- hosting a pupil for work experience or an internship
- facilitating introductions with experts in specialist career or university course.
Sam, Class of '18 comments: “I had the opportunity to spend a week at Burness Paull in Edinburgh to gain experience of different areas of law which has allowed me to go on to study the LLB at Edinburgh University. On one of the days I was paired with Evie Rae, Class of '11 who was completing the second year of her traineeship at the firm. Evie gave me lots of advice and information about studying law at university, as well as what it is like to practice law. This work experience provided me with a valuable insight into what to expect at university and as a practising lawyer."
Evie, Class of '11 shared: “Having previously met Sam when he attended the Edinburgh Gordonian Dinner as a Student Leader, I was pleased to mentor him for a day as a work experience student. I always encourage my work experience students to use the opportunity to ask me questions whilst they can, whether about career or education, and I was more than happy to take the time to provide Sam, as a fellow Gordonian, with information.”
Morna, Class of '16 said: "I was very grateful to be able to do a short work experience placement at the Johnston Carmichael office in Glasgow thanks to the Gordonian network. The week provided me with a valuable insight into several of Johnston Carmichael's service lines: audit, business solutions, tax, insolvency and corporate finance. Speaking to accounting professionals has given me lots to think about, informing my career decisions and the placement was extremely helpful in developing the relevant skills I will require for the world of work."
Please contact Sarah-Jane Beaton, Development Office on +44 (0)1224 611211 or contact us (select Development).