Princes Group partners with One Million Mentors

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Princes is entering into a partnership with ‘One Million Mentors’, a unique community-based mentoring system with the aim of connecting one million young people with one million opportunities.

A 20-strong team from international food and drink group, Princes, have initially launched a mentoring programme into two Merseyside schools, close to the Liverpool headquarters of the international food and drink company – the Royal Liver Building.

The mentors are supporting a total of 20 Year 12 students at Calderstones School in Liverpool and The Oldershaw School in Wallasey in Wirral.

Each student will receive one-to-one mentoring from a different member of the Princes team over the next 12 months.

All the Princes colleagues received training through the programme to equip them with the skills required to be an effective mentor.

The mentoring initiative within Princes is being spearheaded by the company’s Social Mobility Colleague Resource Group (CRG) whose mission is to foster an environment of inclusivity by broadening access to opportunities within Princes for colleagues and applicants from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

Princes is committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of their background, has the chance to realise their full potential.

Siwan Smith, Princes’ Inclusion and Diversity Manager, said: “The grocery sector is one of the most accessible for people to get into with a diverse range of roles and different routes to pursue.

“We are doing all that we can to showcase the work that Princes is doing to be a fully inclusive employer in one of the largest and most exciting sectors.”

Zahid Howladar, Chief Commercial Officer at One Million Mentors, said: “One Million Mentors is pleased to be working with Princes, having recently entered Liverpool and launching two local mentoring programmes for young people.

“This has been made possible not only thanks to Princes’ corporate sponsorship, but also their provision of volunteers who as professionals will be developing key skills while supporting the next generation of talent. Bringing together young people and employers is important in our mission to improve social mobility and guiding young people to brighter futures through the power of mentoring.”

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