On Monday evening the ORT JUMP graduation ceremony took place in JW3. ORT UK works with a variety of industries to help Year 12 Students JUMP-start their careers through a mentoring programme. Hasmonean students have been fortunate enough to have been involved in JUMP since it began in 2009. This year a staggering 280 mentor and student partnerships across 11 London schools took part in the project.
Students and mentors meet up in a public place five times over the Year 12 academic year and discuss CV writing, how to ‘sell’ themselves and what to expect from the workplace. They are even given the opportunity to have a workplace tour and attend a real meeting. Each student is also required to submit two assignments about their experience and how it has benefitted them.
It was therefore a great honour when Dov Solomon was awarded one of the special Outstanding Achievement Awards. Dov has been mentored by Mark Ross whose firm, PA Consulting is one of the oldest management consultancy firms in the world, established in the UK in 1943 and advised various industries on how they could become more productive in support of the war effort.
Dov explained that Mark helped him create a visual plan for his future career path; something he found extremely helpful. Working closely with his mentor, an expert in his field, enabled him to clearly visualise the steps needs to take in order to progress successfully.
At the ceremony, Mark spoke to the audience as to why Dov deserved the award. He talked about Dov’s honest and clear approach, together with his ability to clearly express opinion, ask informative and intelligent questions and his response to tasks was mature, nuanced and of a high calibre.