Career Coach Volunteers

Meet some of the volunteers from year one.

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Lyndsay Davies

Creative Projects Manager at boomsatsuma

“It’s been a brilliant experience so far. Meeting my coachee has been a pleasure and it’s so reassuring to know that the city is trying to do its best for children in care. I would definitely recommend it!”

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Dan White

Chief Executive Officer at Bristol City Community Trust

“I’ve really enjoyed having the opportunity to help shape a young person’s future by encouraging them to explore opportunities within both education and the working world.”

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Connie Reeves

Marketing Communications Consultant  

"As a care leaver myself it is so important for me to help raise the aspirations and ambitions of looked after children and give them advice and support. The Careers Coach Programme is a brilliant opportunity for young people in Bristol and I am so proud to be part of it."


New Volunteers

Career Coach aims to match 16 further coaches with young people in year 2 (18/19 academic year) and we are seeking professionals from industry, who hold senior and middle leadership positions, who can commit to coaching a child in care for five years.  By sharing your expertise over five or six coaching sessions per academic year, you can make a lasting impact on a young person’s career pathway. Ongoing supervision is provided in addition to:

  • Safeguarding training

  • Attachment training

  • Coaching training

Career Coach aims to motivate the students by modelling excellence and encouraging them to explore wider career opportunities including pathways to higher education and advanced apprenticeships.