Finance Mentor - Virtual Work Experience

Job Title: Finance Mentor - Virtual Work Experience
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: Eton VWEX
Contact Name: Georgia Ford
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 18, 2021 09:06

Job Description

Spark! is a charity based in west London which aims to bridge the gap between school and the workplace. We are organising several virtual and in-school events in upcoming months and need volunteers from finance-related roles to support! This is a great opportunity to help the next generation in a difficult time: broadening their horizons and helping them see the opportunities out there. Every professional encounter they have will add up to help them transition into a successful career.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with a virtual work experience programme for Eton College's Year 12s (16-17), which will take place either 12th - 14th July or 19th - 21st July. We work with Eton in order to financially support our work with other young people, as their students also need guidance! This is a fantastic chance to offer students an insight into your experience in the finance world, inspiring their next steps, and to mentor them through a task you'll design to develop the skills and knowledge they'll need in future.

In terms of what’s involved, you will work with a group of around 6 - 7 students for around 2.5 hrs a day. Ideally you’d form a team, with one volunteer covering each day, but we’re flexible if you can only do 1 of the days.

The structure is as follows:

  • Short volunteer briefing in the morning
  • Approx 1 hr meeting students, volunteer introduces themselves, then sets a task which will help them to apply their soft skills to workplace tasks, giving them an insight into the types of tasks involved in your work, which will get them more ready for entering the world of work.
  • Students will work independently, then volunteers will dial back in for 20 mins to check progress and answer questions.
  • After students have had more time to work, the final session (1.5 hrs) has them presenting their work. Volunteers give them feedback which can be really instrumental in their development, from previous experience!
  • The final session also includes a Q&A where volunteers answer questions about their role, industry and career pathway, to broaden students’ horizons, and some reflection time.

Volunteers do not need experience but will need to attend training around engaging effectively online with young people as well as safeguarding.

If interested please contact the Work Experience Manager, Georgia Ford, on

For more information about Spark!, please visit