The founder of a pioneering mentoring network for disadvantaged girls has stepped into a new role – to help create improved employment opportunities for young people through apprenticeships.
Brighton-based Becca Dean, founder of The Girls’ Network, has joined Further My Future, a start up by the former managing director of Brightwave, Caroline Walmsely.
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Further My Future aims to connect young talent with employers seeking apprenticeships, firstly in Brighton and Hove, and then nationwide.
It hopes to offer an alternative for the 50 per cent of young people who don’t go to university, and wants to create a pathway that rivals UCAS with high-quality training opportunities.
Becca joins the project as head of client experience after starting her own national charity, which empowers girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a professional mentor.
She said: “I’ve joined Further my Future because of its mission: to give access to quality apprenticeships or employment opportunities to young people and employers. From my time running The Girls’ Network I have seen first hand the need for a high quality comparable alternative to university, for those brilliant students that for whatever reason do not feel university is for them.”
To find out more about Further My Future, visit: furthermyfuture.com