LondonEnergy completes latest round of mentoring with Wiseup Networks

LondonEnergy has completed its second mentoring programme in partnership with Wiseup Networks – a Social Enterprise aiming to dismantle social barriers in place for young people.

The partnership, which is part of Wiseup Networks’ Pathfinder programme, saw another ten talented students from North London benefit from a series of mentoring sessions with members of the LondonEnergy team ahead of a week’s work placement at its pioneering EcoPark in Edmonton.

Working with their mentors from LondonEnergy’s energy, people, IT, and waste operations departments provided the students with an overview of the hugely diverse range of careers that are available in the waste and renewable energy sector. It also helped to break down perceived barriers to entering a professional workplace and provided an insight into alternative paths post-school.

Donna Hanson, Head of HR for LondonEnergy commented: “The whole LondonEnergy team is excited to be continuing our partnership with Wiseup and it was a pleasure to support the next group of talented young people through their mentoring and work experience programme. This programme connects 16-18-year-olds in North London through inspiring workshops, mentorship, and seeing first-hand the world of work. Vitally, it also helps increase awareness of the career opportunities that lie within the ever evolving waste and renewable energy sector.”

During a pilot of the mentoring scheme last year all the students were asked to rank their confidence levels before and after the programme, with all participants experiencing a significant improvement in their confidence following their time with LondonEnergy.

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