Applications for our second Stambition mentoring cohort are now open

Stambition is our one-to-one mentoring programme for young people who stammer – delivered by professionals who stammer. Young people who stammer are paired with a career mentor, who provides advice, support and guidance as they plan for the transition into the world of work or higher education.

In 2021, we were able to pilot this 6-month programme, offering 11 young people who stammer a place on the scheme. Mentees accessed monthly one-to-one meetings with their allocated mentor to discuss their ambitions, future directions and goals. Mentors received training and professional supervision.

In June 2022, we celebrated the success of the pilot project with an event at the Houses of Parliament. It became clear that this first cohort of mentees and mentors had found the experience incredibly useful both in the immediate aftermath of the programme and in the longer term.

One of our mentors said: “I have been given the privilege … to be one of the mentors for the Stambition mentoring programme. Nothing could of prepared me for how rewarding and therapeutic this opportunity has been.”

Following the success of the pilot, we are pleased to be running this programme again. While many career mentoring programmes already exist, few can claim to cater for the unique experiences of entering the world of work with a stammer. Through our mentoring programme, young people who stammer have the chance to learn from those further along their career trajectory who have successfully navigated the challenges that living with a stammer can present.

Those interested can apply to become a Mentor or Mentee starting from today. Applicants will be chosen based on a matching process. Please note this programme is only open to applicants within the UK.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us via e-mail: [email protected]

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