We work with businesses to reach young people, develop the skills of existing staff, and increase social mobility. Based on our Theory of Change, we will develop bespoke online mentoring programmes which can be used standalone or incorporated into existing services, and which will:
To find out more about setting up an online mentoring project and our prices, get in touch with Nick Brown on 0207 922 7996 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Smarter Futures helps students who participated in Allen & Overy’s Smart Start Experience, which aims to tackle the issues of social mobility and access to the professions by giving students an insight into business. Smarter Futures provides ongoing one-to-one support by giving students in Year 13 access to a business mentor, with whom they can discuss topics of key importance as they make tough decisions about their future. Alongside online mentoring, Allen & Overy also organises after school masterclasses where participants can meet their mentors face-to-face. Since 2010 Smarter Futures has matched over 390 students with business mentors at A&O and its clients. All students participating in Smarter Futures can apply for a Smart Start Star Award (a bursary of £10,500 paid over a three-year degree). Since 2011, A&O has awarded eleven bursaries.