05/04/2017 | Story Mentor of the year 2017
Megan Ford, Olympus employee, won the Mentor of the Year Award for her outstanding work as a mentor for young adults.
On Wednesday, March 29 2017, outstanding students, teachers and employers gathered in London for the second annual Career Ready National Awards. Among the awards presented was that of Mentor of the Year, won by Olympus employee Megan Ford.
Commitment is being rewarded
The ‘Mentor of the Year award’ sponsored by Standard Life, celebrates the commitment of business mentors in supporting their students throughout the mentoring programme ‘Career Ready’. What makes winning it even more special, is the fact that it’s the students themselves who nominate their own mentors as award candidates.
Megan has always been passionate about mentoring especially giving young people the guidance, advice and help they need to take the step from education into work. When she saw the Career Ready mentoring scheme she knew it was the right thing for her.
Megan was partnered with Rhys Enderby a student at The King Edmund School. As well as helping Rhys with his CV, securing an internship at Olympus KeyMed and planning for the future, Megan also took time out to run a CV workshop for other students at King Edmund.
“Throughout my Career Ready experience Megan has gone above and beyond to help me. I wasn’t sure what I want to do in the future but Megan was determined to help me find the right career. She showed me a lot of different career options which helped me decide what was best for me."