GlaxoSmithKline increase mentoring support at Sir Charles Kao UTC, after success of first mentor.

Education: Secondary / Sun 12th Feb 2017 at 04:01pm

STUDENTS in Sir Charles Kao UTC’s sixth form have been receiving expert mentoring from engineers at GlaxoSmithKline to ensure they are well informed about their future career paths and options.

GlaxoSmithKline, which is one of Sir Charles Kao UTC’s sponsor employers, has recently provided a second mentor to the UTC, ensuring a wider pool of students receive one-to-one support on apprenticeships, university and succeeding in their current courses.

Sofia Gattuso and Olivia Ward, who are in their final year of study for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering at Sir Charles Kao UTC, have been mentored for a year. They said:

“It’s inspiring to have such an experienced individual mentoring us. Not only can we ask her questions about her role at GSK and her university degree, but we also gain useful insight into the engineering industry through her knowledge and experiences.”

Sofia and Olivia are mentored by Dee Tress who is a device engineer on GSK’s Future Leaders Programme. Additional sixth form students will now benefit from mentoring by Tom Burge, who performs the same role at GSK.

Deputy Principal Emma Abegglen, who leads on sixth form provision at Sir Charles Kao UTC said:

“I have seen a marked difference in Olivia and Sofia’s aspiration since Dee began supporting them and am looking forward to seeing the results of Tom’s work. I am incredibly grateful to Dee and Tom for all the support they provide to us, as part of the wider programme of support offered by GSK.”

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