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Partnering to help create a mentor competency framework

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Ed Unwin, an International Relations student at LSE, spent a year volunteering with City Year UK as a Human Resources Project Officer

Ed’s voluntary work provided a pathway for City Year UK to support more pupils and young adults. He supported our expansion plans and created the organisation’s first mentor competency framework; serving as a blueprint for the selection, management and training of over 150 volunteers – not least increasing the sophistication, fairness and transparency of selection methods. He also supported the implementation of the Kickstart scheme, addressing youth unemployment.

Talking to Student Volunteering Week in 2022, Ed commented:“The volunteering experience I like to talk about the most is the year I spent last year with a charity called City Year UK – an educational charity that helps to tutor pupils who would benefit from extra help in schools. It was mid lockdown, fully remote and I was working in a HR position. I’d never done anything like that before but I really enjoyed having something outside the university to do during lockdown. It was so good to get out of the LSE bubble, to do something a bit different, and I think it taught me a lot about work beyond what we learn at university. It was a lot of fun!”

Read more about our partnership with LSE here.

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