Career Ready Launch Event

School: John Paul Academy

Type of Activity: Work inspiration/preparation

Name of Activity/Project: Career Ready launch event

Name of Employer: Network Rail, SSE, Morgan Stanley, Scottish Government, Webhelp UK, AVIVA

Industry Sector: rail, energy, finance, governance, tech services, insurance

Target Audience: S5s

Partners/Stakeholders: Career Ready

Case Study

Our young people participated in the Career Ready launch event, meeting their mentors from the world of work for the first time. Each mentor holds senior positions in leading companies/organisations in fields relevant to the career aspirations of our young people. The mentors and mentees took part in ice-breakers and getting to know you activities, and also heard inspirational stories from alumnis on how the programme sets you up for a successful career.


For young people to be happy with their matches, to gain a better understanding of the mentor/mentee relationship, to leave feeling motivated for the rest of the programme.


Increased employer engagement opportunities
Mentor/mentee relationships
Plans have been put in place for a follow-up school-led meeting


Visible boost in confidence for young people who are starting to take their futures more seriously


“I want to be an accountant when I leave school so having the advice of an accountant from Morgan Stanley is great for me” – Robyn


Career Ready launch