Career Coach programme


What is Bristol Career Coach?

Career Coach is a five year coaching programme for children in care. 

Do you remember that person who inspired you in your teenage years? Did you have positive role models to learn from and opportunities to meet people from the world of work? Bristol WORKS is making a commitment to children in care which will transform lives and empower young people.

Career Coach matches volunteer coaches with young people, aged 13 or 14 and looked after by the Local Authority, with inspirational local professionals, based on their interests and preferred ways of learning. The aim is to support the student over the next five years to:

  • Develop their interpersonal skills, to take responsibility and to build self-efficacy and self-belief

  • Develop or increase their career ambitions and expectations 

  • Increase their information and knowledge about future pathways, including careers and education options

  • Develop their professional network

Bristol Career Coach is a collaboration between the Cabot Learning Federation, Hope Virtual School and Bristol WORKS.

Would you like to volunteer?

In the pilot year (17/18 academic year) Career Coach matched 16 professional coaches and young people across Bristol. 

If you would like to get involved, we would be delighted to hear from you. A short telephone interview and follow up meeting is required before the matching process and essential training which will guide you to the next steps.

For further information please email or call 0117 92 23318.