Careers Springboard’s volunteers encompass a wide variety of managerial and professional roles, having worked for a broad range of organisations or in some cases having been self-employed. Within the group there are graduates and non-graduates, retired and working, people with business experience and others from the public sector.
Many have experienced redundancy and have coped with, and subsequently turned to their advantage, the necessary readjustments to their careers and lifestyles. Their motivation is a desire to pass on the lessons they have learnt. They aim to help members to minimise the distress caused by the unexpected loss of a job as well as to maximise the chances of a truly advantageous choice of a new role, be it employed or voluntary.
To this end they have created and operate a voluntary organisation that not only provides knowledge, ideas, coaching and tutoring but also opportunities to network both face-to-face and online. The volunteers themselves often mention how being involved in Careers Springboard is an excellent way to build new skills and expand connections.