Spotlight is an exciting careers programme designed against the Gatsby Benchmarks to offer secondary schools a comprehensive careers package across the student body. Spotlight provides schools with critical data on student aspirations, 1:1 mentoring for the students most in need of career guidance and a whole-year group activity around the world of work.

Our approach​

We know that every school is different, from their work experience priorities to the barriers their students face when moving into the world of work or higher education. 

By partnering with schools, we’re able to work in collaboration to co-design programmes that are tailored towards your students’ needs, leading to better outcomes for young people. Our mentoring programmes don’t just focus on one route that your students could take after school, but instead aim to build your students’ understanding of all their options. 

How it works

Gather critical pupil data and key insights into pupils’ ideas about the future through our whole school survey to identify those most in need of mentoring

Work with us to identify up to 100 pupils to take part in bespoke, 1:1 mentoring across our series of themed mentoring projects

Take part in our whole year group career game activity, supporting younger pupils to gain an insight into different careers and sectors

How it works

Gather critical pupil data and key insights into pupils’ ideas about the future through our whole school survey to identify those most in need of mentoring

Work with us to identify up to 100 pupils to take part in bespoke, 1:1 mentoring across our series of themed mentoring projects

Take part in our whole year group career game activity, supporting younger pupils to gain an insight into different careers and sectors

Outcomes

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Data taken from exit surveys for ten mentoring projects across eight schools in the academic year 21-22

Data taken from exit surveys for ten mentoring projects acrosseight schools in the academic year 21-22

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 agreed / strongly agreed with the statement “I got on with my mentor”

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agreed / strongly agreed with the statement “My mentor understood my needs”

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agreed / strongly agreed with the statement “Conversations with my mentor helped me feel positive about the future”

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