Hasmonean is delighted to have links with ORT-JUMP, which matches students in year 12 with professionals in the students chosen field of interest. It is an invaluable mentoring programme which gives students a feel and a greater understanding of what working in industry is really like. They meet with their mentor a number of times throughout the year and follow a set agenda. Students are also required to complete the JUMP folder, where they log details of their meeting and also complete essays about their chosen industry.
In the past, students have been linked in a variety of fields, such as engineering, law and medicine. Where more unique fields are required, ORT-JUMP does its very best to find a suitable mentor. For example, in recent years, students have been linked to event management and to osteopathy, amongst others. Students who take part in the programme often maintain relationships with their mentors long after the programme has ended and they even get offered more formal work experience within their mentors’ field of work.
The programme is an incredibly enriching experience and we have had nothing but positive experiences from both students and mentors. Where, on rare occasions, things don’t work out, the staff at ORT-JUMP are always on hand to ensure things can be remedied and they go the extra mile to ensure our students feel fully supported whilst on the programme.
Not only is the JUMP programme an exciting and informative programme to be on, it also helps start the pathway for our students’ futures.