The Access Project works with high-potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds. It provides in-school support and personalised tuition to help these students gain access to selective universities. The project is starting to work in partnership with schools in and around Mansfield, Ashfield and Shirebrook. Moreover, the project already enjoys a proven track record of raising student attainment and widening access to quality education.
Partner businesses are sought to support these young people reach their full potential and access local careers. The project is therefore seeking volunteer academic tutors. With each one supporting a young person to improve their grades at GCSE and A Level.
The skills-based volunteering opportunity will not only use staff’s skills and degree knowledge but it will also help to build their own communication, management and leadership skills. And, at the same time, this will deliver a tangible and measurable impact on young people’s progression.
Martin Rigley is CEO of Lindhurst Engineering and Chair of N2 Skills and Employment Board. Martin commented: “As a business leader we naturally want to recruit the brightest students to join our business. However, it is also important to attract students from our local community able to demonstrate a willingness to work really hard. In short, the Access Project is a great way for students from our local community to realise their full potential. Moreover, the commitment needed from a business is not burdensome, but will make a massive difference to the students involved. Furthermore, it’s a great way for us all, as business leaders, to support our local schools and wider community.”
Further information and how to get involved
If you’re interested but would like to know about the Access Project and how it works, then visit their dedicated website. Alternatively, you can get in touch with Sophia to set up an informal introduction on 07538 051041 to see how you might work together.