A mentor service at a college is inspiring females as they take the step from studying to starting their careers.

Harrow College, in Lowlands Road, Harrow, has launched the Girl’s Network Programme, which matches students with a “professional female mentor” who they see throughout the year.

Following an introductory session by Nat Rossetti, Girls Network programme manager, 22 girls across different subject areas from the college joined the programme.

Each girl was then matched to a female mentor, who was selected to match the interests and ambitions of the student.

Mentors have been engaging with the students mentees regularly by discussing a range of topics relating to their personal development and career ambitions including: how to present yourself, focusing on goals and how to overcome fear.

They have also provided support with coursework and gaining confidence with maths, interview preparation, university applications, exploring risk taking and the pros and cons of a gap year.

An architect supporting a Level Three Architecture student has organised a week’s work experience for her mentee in her firm of architects.

A student studying theatrical make up has accompanied her mentor to several cat walk fashion events including Pure London Fashion Show where she has met high profile professional make?up artists.

Sabrin Abdullahi is one of the girls from the programme.

She said: “I have really enjoyed the Girl’s Network program. My mentor has encouraged me a lot. “We’ve travelled to many places in London which has given me new life experiences.

“We’ve definitely built a lifelong relationship. Thank you Harrow College for making it possible.”