Leading roles: JAI mentors are model examples from the varied world of work

Leading roles: JAI mentors are model examples from the varied world of work

Responding to demand from schools, JAI recruits, vets, trains, equips and supports volunteers from the business world to facilitate programmes spanning four themes: entrepreneurship, employability, financial literacy and the value of Stem

Gemma Caulwell was just 15 years old when she sat her first job interview in the Dublin offices of Accenture, a global management consulting services firm. It was part of a Junior Achievement (JA) programme in her school which culminated in students engaging in a mock interview to help prepare them for the real thing when they left education.

“That interview really stood out for me as an important experience,” she said. “At 15 years old,...

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