DHL Employees continue their support of Outward Bound

DHL Outward Bound Aberdovey

15 tired mentors have now returned to work after spending a week with 150 young people from schools across the UK.  They have abseiled, rafted, jumped into cold water, built teams, wiped tears and got the young people through one of the greatest challenges of their lives.  These mentors took part in the programme, often out of their own comfort zone as well as the students.

One mentor said; “I can apply and transfer skills I’ve gained here to my workplace.  I’ve seen some great examples of team building and motivational exercises that actually would work really well”

 The skills the young people learn during their experience stay with them for the rest of their lives, they may not at first realise but the communications, problem solving and leadership skills will set them apart from other young people when they enter the job market.

For more info please visit https://www.dhlukfoundation.org/programmes/outward-bound/ and get in touch with a member of the Foundation team.

Now or never!

Applications for the 2015 Outward Bound mentoring programme are now open.

2015 will be the last year that the programme exists in this form. In future we will be working with Outward Bound to develop longer term relationships with the students, as we believe this will better help achieve their full potential. So if you have ever thought that you would really like to mentor young people as they undertake an outdoor adventure, now is the time. Applications close 19 June.

Go to the Outward Bound page and take a look at the FAQs, discuss it with your line manager, complete the application form and you could be heading to Wales in the autumn.

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