Whether you are a school or a college wanting to set up a business mentor programme or an organisation from industry or commerce wanting to set up a business link programme then we can help you.  Specialising in mentor training and preparing the business mentor to enter into a relationship with a student our personal development and mentor training can provide the foundation to a successful relationship.

With more and more schools and colleges forming greater business and outside links from the local communities it is paramount that the mentor is fully prepared for the experience.  We provide a sound grounding of tried and tested activities that explore the mentoring role and how the mentor can support the young person.  We offer a tailor made package to support both the aims and objectives of both parties.

Course Details

  • Understanding the role of the mentor
  • Developing the skills necessary for mentoring
  • Strategies and format of mentor meetings
  • Motivational skills and techniques
  • SMART targets
  • Review and feedback

Objectives

  • Provide students with positive role models from industry and commerce
  • Mentors prepared for their role in school or college
  • Schools and colleges ensure safeguarding of young people policy followed
  • Provide education business links
  • Support for schools/colleges specialism from industry and commerce

 Outcomes

  • Mentors feel supported in their role as mentors
  • School/college have provided support for personal development of staff from industry and commerce
  • Students receive the benefit of sitting down with someone and setting goals and targets
  • Students provided with ‘neutral’ person and can start clean slate with them
  • Students receive specialist one to one information, advice and guidance about the world of work or about a chosen vocation
  • School/college links developed and can be built on

‘Just a quick note to say thank you for the mentor training you provided our business volunteers.  The students cant wait to get ‘their’ own person now just for them.  I am already planning the next intake of volunteers and have booked you in again for September!’

Rose Banwell, Carlton Bolling School, Bradford