About us News Mentors and mentees pair up for Aspire Mentors and mentees pair up for Aspire The second year of our Year 12 mentoring programme Aspire, run in partnership with global financial services provider, State Street, began on 31st October with this year’s excellent cohort of budding professionals meeting their business mentors for the very first time! State Street’s Canary Wharf offices will be a hub of development for the next few months as our young people take part in structured meetings with employees from across the business. Together, the pairs will explore key areas of professional development covering everything from CV writing and interview practice to networking skills and presentation techniques – the latter of which the mentees will put to the test during a TED Talk style presentation at the end of the programme. It’s not just the young people who gain from the experience, it’s also a fantastic opportunity for the mentors to build leadership, communication and management skills. We look forward to catching up with the participants over the next few weeks! Read our success stories of candidates that have gone on to do amazing things.