Each student has a personal mentor who provides them with support and advice throughout the programme.
Improving Employability Skills
The students receive workshops on key skills such as writing a CV and being able to appropriately answer interview questions.
Each session is supported with social sport, most often football. This aims to improve skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership whilst also allowing them to engage in something they enjoy.
Why the different components of our programme are beneficial
Following our 9 week pilot programme in April 2019:
The majority were extremely engaged in the programme
Over 50% scored the programme a 10/10 for usefulness in week 9
All the students rated their enjoyment of the mentoring above 8, with 80% scoring it 10/10
New skills the students felt they had learnt included:
Overall, 100% felt the sessions met their expectations
This feedback was incredibly pleasing for the OnTarget team and shows the value in our programme. We hope to capitalise on the students’ responses to develop our programme further and maximise its benefits.