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Become a Mentor

Be a dough riser

 
 

About the Risers Programme…

The Risers programme aims to help young refugees and those seeking asylum (aged 16-24) to have one-to-one employment mentor, receive employment-related trainings and gain work experience in one of our Breadwinners’ stalls. Another key aim of the programme is to improve young people’s confidence and expand their network during their time with Breadwinners. Although those currently seeking asylum are not allowed to work in the UK, our Risers programme will equip young people with knowledge, information and UK work experience. The programme will prepare them for their first job, when they receive their UK work permission.

Who are we looking for?

The Risers Mentoring Programme is ideal for you if you feel you can support a young person who hasn't had any work experience in the UK and is eager to learn about the UK employment system. We are looking for an individual who is ready and passionate to act as an employment mentor for a young person. You will introduce them to the UK job market, what the job finding process involves as well as accompanying them to gain work experience in one of our Breadwinners’ market stalls. This is a great opportunity be part of a fun and friendly group of motivated and inspiring Breadwinners team. If you're looking for a challenging but rewarding role where you have the opportunity to inspire and guide a young person, we would like to hear from you.

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We believe refugees have extraordinary potential as entrepreneurs, employees and members of local communities. We sell the best artisan organic bread to support them in building a fresh start, providing self-employment, training and business opportunities to become an active part in the community.
— Martin Cosarinsky Campos, Breadwinners Director