News: David Narro Associates invests in young talent through paid internships and mentoring for young people  

David Narro Associates invests in young talent through paid internships and mentoring for young people  

Structural and civil engineering consultancy David Narro Associates is working with Career Ready – a social mobility charity - to provide young people as they transition from S5 into S6 with paid, four-week internship this summer, alongside 18 months of mentoring support from an employee in the business.

The internships, taking place in June and July 2022, are based in Edinburgh and Glasgow and in a variety of departments, including: structural and civil engineering, technicians and business support

Working within a team and supported by a dedicated line manager and their mentor, interns will have the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues, develop important employability skills, contributing to our business and to team projects.

Natasha Lang, Practice Manager at David Narro Associates said:

We’re absolutely delighted to be involved with Career Ready for the first time. As an engineering consultancy, we’ve always been passionate about promoting STEM careers to young people. Over the next four weeks we’re aiming to give the interns a real flavour of the role of an engineer and an idea of the career options open to them. Hopefully we’ll encourage them to pursue an engineering qualification!

Anne Wexelstein, Career Ready Director for Scotland said:

We’d like to thank David Narro Associates and their people for working with us to invest in young talent. Paid internships and mentoring are key in helping the young people we focus on develop the workplace skills and confidence they need to succeed in the world of work, and on more of a level playing field. I’m always encouraging other businesses to join us in giving these young people the opportunities and support they need and contributing to making real The Young Person’s Guarantee.”

Career Ready is a social mobility charity that works with employers, their employees, schools, and local authorities to provide young people in S5/S6 with aa deep, immersive programme of a paid internship, mentoring, skills masterclasses, and workplace visits, alongside their school studies. Each student receives a paid internship at the workplace of their mentor.

98% of Career Ready students go onto positive destinations after school, sustained through work, education, or apprenticeships with 91% reporting their aspirations have been raised. Research carried out by Opinium confirmed that:

  • 72% of employers would hire their Career Ready intern
  • 87% of former interns said the Career Ready programme had a positive impact on their life

Across the UK, 1,200 young people are currently experiencing paid internships with a network of 300 employers as part of the Career Ready programme.  

For further information or interviews please contact David Narro Associates or tom.rippon@careerready.org.uk, Head of Communications, Career Ready.