Hearing about how the programme helps young adults to be more confident and overcome other barriers is very inspiring

More and more young people are wanting to make something of themselves and don’t have the support at home.

Who are you?

My name is Nasheen Wuisman and I’m the Head of Strategic Development Live Online Courses and a Tutor at Kaplan Financial. I’m also a LAB member, a mentor and have delivered a masterclass at Rodillian Academy.

Why did you decide to get involved with Career Ready? 

Initially I wanted to get involved to find out more about Rodillian as I am hoping my son will go there in the future. I was hoping to be more involved to understand and support the initiative as I remember when I was at school that careers advice was very poor and very little guidance was given – and often the advice given had little relevance to individuals.

After I went to Rodillian for the first time I sat in on a meeting with Career Ready students. It was inspiring to hear how the programme was helping these young adults to learn about themselves, discover what they like doing, what they want to do in the future and to help bring them out of themselves to be more confident.

What’s the most important part of being a LAB member and mentor?

Making sure the programme has all the resources it needs to run efficiently and effectively that year, and making sure my mentee gets the most out of the programme and fulfils her objectives.

What’s the biggest impact you feel you’ve had?

I feel like I am making a difference to my mentee – even if she takes a small part of the time we spend together with her and it makes a difference to her in her career, that would be a success story. 

I think making someone feel important by giving them your time and completely focusing on them will itself make them more confident and increase their self worth, which goes a long way in life.

Seeing my mentee’s increased confidence, how she feels about herself and her ability is very rewarding, it’s a relatively small effort to put in for me and it could potentially change her life.

Why would you recommend getting involved?

We owe it to this generation to share our experiences and knowledge of life because more and more young people are wanting to make something of themselves and don’t have the support at home.

Making someone feel important by giving them your time and completely focusing on them will itself make them more confident and increase their self worth.