Stage 1 | Partner Societies (SWBCF Chapters)
Prior to the launch of the online and real-world stages of the SWBCF program, we first open registration to our partner societies (known as SWBCF Chapters). If you are interested in joining one of our programs, but your university does not have an SWBCF Chapter, please drop an email to our Community Manager Nicola (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will seek to help you.
Stage 2 | Online Career Booster
The SWBCF Career Booster Is a month-long program that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. We invite students from across the United Kingdom to participate online, giving each and every one the unique opportunity to:
Develop in-demand, transferable skills.
Discover what they like, and what they're good at.
Showcase their aptitude, not privilege.
Completion Rate for Career Booster Program (2016)
Career Booster programs involve regular challenges, exploring a wide range of interesting and contemporary subjects; everything from the price of Oil to Donald Trump's popularity rating. Skills like Communication, Analytical ability and Interpersonal judgement are unearthed, then improved.
Stage 3 | Skill Data
The Career Booster stage generates valuable insight on every participant's strengths and interests; from suitability to a certain subject area (e.g. Tech) to the specific skill (e.g. Communication). This unique source of information is very helpful for personal career decisions, and is available to every participant via an online dashboard. Importantly, this data also enables us to match each student with the most compatible Mentor.
Note: your skill data will not be shared without your consent.
Stage 4 | Mentor-Mentee matching
Next, we look at the Skill Data of those who took part in the Career Booster. Standout performers, improvers, and students who were particularly original or industrious are all assigned one of our star Senior Mentors. Typically, Mentors will meet with their Mentees over the following 6-12 months, offering help with career strategy, advice on applications, lessons from personal experience, and potentially contacts and other introductions.
Stage 5 | Alumni become Junior Mentors
Perhaps the most important stage of the SWBCF Program takes place 12-18 months after the original participation in the online Career Booster – where we ask our most successful Mentees to become Mentors themselves. Junior Mentors form an open network for future SWBCF participants to reach out to; for application advice, interview preparation, introductions etc. They can also get more involved in the running of the organisation; helping with events, future programs and other projects. Alongside our Champions, our Senior Mentors, our Sponsors and the management team, Junior Mentors are a vital part of the SWBCF family, helping us to grow and flourish.