Mentoring students is a great way to support young people to develop personally and professionally and reach their full potential. It brings benefits to mentors too – the chance to improve communications skills, share interests, pass on knowledge, learn about yourself and give something back. Click on the links below to find out how you can get involved with a local mentoring scheme.
University of Brighton
Learn about the university’s range of mentoring programmes that match local businesses with graduates, BAME students and other learners in need of support, and about time commitments and what’s involved.
University of Sussex
Find out about the university’s Business Mentors Scheme which pairs local business leaders with students to help young people improve their employability skills and achieve their career goals.
Businesses are constantly looking for ways to retain and develop their best people, and mentoring has a key role to play in this. A mentoring programme can help both mentees and mentors build confidence and skills, provide opportunities for career progression and increase job satisfaction while benefitting employers by increasing company loyalty and reducing external training costs. Click on the links below for more information.
The Careers & Enterprise Company
A step-by-step guide for employers looking to provide workplace experiences for young people, plus information on employer mentoring in schools and colleges.
Careers East Sussex
Information on how local employers can become industry champions through their local career hubs, supporting young people online or face to face as they prepare for the world of work.