ORT-JUMP – the ORT Jewish Mentoring Programme

ORT-JUMP is a mentoring project working with Y12 students to help bridge the gap between school and the workplace.

Piloted at JFS and Hasmonean Girls’ School during the 2009-2010 academic year with 50 students, ORT-JUMP is a career mentoring programme which matches students with a mentor in the industry of their choice.

Eight years on we are now working with over 250 students and mentors in JFS, Yavneh College, Hasmonean, Immanuel College, Menorah Grammar, La Sainte Union, Parliament Hill, Acland Burghley and William Ellis and JCoSS.

The students are paired with mentors working in careers such as law, finance, engineering as well as more unusual choices such as midwifery and childcare. Mentors and mentees meet every 5 times over the duration of the academic year, to discuss issues such as qualifications and career paths, working hours, essential skills and training.

ORT-JUMP is the first UK based ORT initiative for a number of years, managed by ORT UK. Its aim is to help young people to bridge the gap between school and the workplace, and to support them in finding meaningful employment.

Help us to help our young people into their future careers

Become an ORT-JUMP Mentor.

Apply to be mentored through ORT-JUMP.

'I think that the JUMP programme provides students with the remarkable opportunity to further explore a career path of possible interest and following my own experience, I have learnt more about applying to University to study medicine but have also been given a much wider insight on the day-to-day life of a practicing doctor. It has motivated me to continue working towards a successful application and inspired me throughout when conversing with patients and various medical professionals as well as my mentor.' – Neta Fibeesh, JFS

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