A great way for our volunteer mentors to provide their mentees with an insight into the world of work. Could you offer a week that could last a lifetime?
Calling all mentors
Right now, we know opportunities for young people are scarce, opportunities to put employability skills to the test and take that first step on their career journey.
This year, we are calling upon our mentors to offer just a little more support in these uncertain times. It’s not just one week. For our young people at the start of their career journey, it’s one week that could last a lifetime.
Can you offer your mentee a week of work shadowing? If so, please read on to find out more and submit an expression of interest.
An insight into the working world is honestly an understatement. My mentor was able to shine a light on career pathways available to me.
Juwon Davies, alumna
This year, we are asking our volunteer mentors to extend their support to include one week (or equivalent) of work shadowing, providing a vital insight into the world of work.
The first step is to discuss the opportunity with your mentee and complete our expression of interest form. Then, we’ll be in touch with more resources and guidance to support your offer.
If, this year, you can extend your support to your mentee to include Work Shadowing, please complete our expression of interest form (below) to get started.
- Complete our expression of interest form so we can support you with additional information and resources
- Discuss the opportunity with your mentee
- Look out for updates from us with next steps
We trust our mentors, having got to know your mentee over the last 2-3 months, to tailor an experience that will match their needs and interests, but here’s a suggested five-day plan to get you started…
Best to deliver a series of shorter and more manageable sessions, especially if you are offering work shadowing remotely over video calls.