Southern Water is supporting students in Worthing by taking part in the Dare to Dream programme which aims to boost the confidence, employability skills and wellbeing of young people.
In partnership with St Andrew's School, Worthing, four sessions will be delivered over the Spring Term, including inspirational assemblies to 260 year 9 and 10 students and further workshops and mentoring sessions for a cohort of 15 students to help give them the confidence they need to fulfil their potential.
Southern Water are putting forward five colleagues as mentors, from across their logistics, data analysis, community and partnerships, litigation, and insight management teams.
These mentors will draw on their own experiences to offer support and guidance to a number of St Andrew's School's students, many of which will get the opportunity to spend a day onsite with Southern Water as part of their workplace visit.
Southern Water’s Education Officer, Joanne Wood, said: “Being a positive role model to young people can have a profound impact, enabling the individual to catch sight of their skills and potential as well as raising their aspirations for their future selves.
“We are excited to be involved again and are looking forward to working with these brilliant students.”
Jack Hayes, Head of Programme Delivery at LoveLocalJobs Foundation C.I.C, commented: "We're delighted to have the amazing team at Southern Water supporting Dare to Dream for the 2022/23 Academic year.
“Southern Water has been staunch supporters of our programme and are dedicated to helping the next generation coming through in our part of the world live up to, grasp and use all the potential they undoubtedly have to be the very best version of themselves they can be."