Business mentoring celebrated at Molineux

Business leaders of the future are hoping to kick off successful careers after completing a mentoring scheme at the University of Wolverhampton.

The Institute of Directors Mentoring scheme aims to link up business students with leading figures from industry who act as a mentor in their final year.

The latest cohort of students celebrated completing the scheme with a special event at Wolves FC’s Molineux Stadium.

The 20 students and 20 mentors toured the Club’s museum and the ground, and heard from Steve Morton, Head of Corporate Sales at the Club and a business graduate from the University.

Dr Jenni Jones, Senior Lecturer in HR & Leadership within the University of Wolverhampton Business School, said:

“Steve Morton talked about the incredible season that Wolves Football Club have had, the impact that going up to the Premiership will have and their international plans for the future.

“This was then followed by certificate presentations to the students and mentors recognising all their hard work and commitment to the scheme. It was a lovely event and ended with students sharing stories of all the job offers they had received, their thoughts for the future and their thanks to the scheme.”

Students are able to seek advice and encouragement from a Senior Manager, Director or Chief Executive who communicates regularly with them during their final year.

The mentors offer support and guidance as the students work towards getting their first graduate level position.

Developed by the University of Wolverhampton Business School in conjunction with the Institute of Directors, the scheme has helped over 200 students.

The next cohort will start in October 2018.

Further details about the IoD mentoring scheme: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/our-schools-and-institutes/faculty-of-social-sciences/university-of-wolverhampton-business-school/employability-and-placement/mentoring/

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