Student Mentoring

Working in close partnership with Ely College members of the ECBG network have established a local mentoring scheme for post-16 students at Bishop Laney Sixth Form

Established in 2017, Bishop Laney Sixth Form is focused on preparing students for a professional life: every course offers professional relevance and each student will be supported by a business mentor from local community.

Our student mentoring scheme provides these enthusiastic students the opportunity to engage with the local business community: tapping into the skills, advice, encouragement and inspiration of willing personal mentors. Throughout the academic year, mentors provide practical advice on preparing CVs, making online applications for jobs and apprenticeships, succeeding at interviews and sharing their personal experience surrounding their own career trajectory.

Mentors are encouraged to be willing to arrange work based placements. Through this relationship mentors will build self-confidence and provide their mentee with further leads, ideas and encouragement to help further their career ambitions.

We hope you're interested in becoming a mentor and sharing your skills and experience to support a local sixth-former. Please send a brief email to info@elycathedralbusinessgroup.org. Your time will make a real difference!

You're Hired - Mock Interview Day

Each summer members of the Ely Cathedral Business Group network give up a morning from their schedule to deliver 1:1 mock interviews for students at Bishop Laney Sixth Form. The students learn first hand what they can expect from a formal interview situation. Interviewers are invited to offer advice on how to make a good impression, how not to perform in an interview, and on the sorts of qualities employers would be looking for in a candidate. The students are also offered guidance on writing CV and personal statements.

Aged 16-18, some of the students would have already experienced a ‘real life’ interview. This invaluable opportunity to practice and hone interview technique can only increase the students’ chance of success during an application process; helping them acquire the skillset required for the world of work.

Interviewers came from a variety of different fields and professions and are recruited from the Ely Cathedral Business Group and the Chamber of Commerce networks. If you would be interested in offering your time and expertise for future initiatives of this kind please contact info@elycathedralbusinessgroup.