Mosaic is proud to announce Waseem Khan as December’s Hero of the Month, a committed supporter who has been mentoring with Mosaic for four years, currently working on the Enterprise Challenge.
Waseem is an accountant at Hentons in Leeds, one of the largest independent firms of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisors in the Yorkshire region.
Nabila Ayub, Yorkshire Regional Manager said:
“I feel Waseem deserves the recognition for championing Mosaic and managing to secure five new mentors, each of whom have been able to give their precious time in one of our biggest schools. He is one of our longest and most diligent supporters and this recognition is long overdue.”
What programme have you been mentoring on?
Enterprise Challenge & World of Work Visits.
What school did you mentor in?
Pudsey Grangefield School.
How long have you been volunteering as a Mosaic mentor for?
Over 4 years.
What motivated you to want to become a mentor?
I felt it was a great opportunity to share my experiences, to be available as a positive role model and help students get an idea of what the working environment was like.
Please tell us about a particular rewarding or special experience you have had as a mentor?
I would say the most rewarding part is when you see the students grow in confidence from the first lesson to the last and witnessing them fulfil the potential they have. It was also very pleasing to dispel any misconceptions they had of what it was like to be in the working environment.
And what do you do when you’re not volunteering?
Being an accountant..! I am also a keen sportsman who enjoys both watching and participating in many sports. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, walks through the great dales in Yorkshire and watching the latest films.
Would you recommend being a Mosaic mentor to others?
Definitely! I have introduced my new work colleagues to the Enterprise challenge and they have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
What makes a good mentor?
Someone who feels that they appreciate the position they are in and use this to make a difference.