Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Employer mentoring

Young person sitting down in an office and having an informal discussion with an employer mentor.


Value of the programme

Mentoring has proven to be a powerful personal development tool for young people. Employer mentoring is designed to support students to raise aspirations, improve educational attainment and gain a greater awareness of and motivation towards a career pathway. With the right mentor and a clear occupational focus, a student may improve their attendance, their behaviour, their attitude to learning and their focus on their studies.

Programme summary

  • Employer mentors meet with students on a regular basis for a period of six months
  • Mentoring is focused on assisting the student to achieve specified and agreed goals
  • All meetings will take place in school during school hours or virtually to suit the student's needs. 


Services for Young People offers:

  • One-to-one mentoring from local employers, face-to-face and/or virtually
  • Local supervision/support provided for the mentor
  • Industry/subject specific mentoring where requested
  • 6–12 sessions over 3-6 months
  • Sourcing and training mentors from a wide variety of industry backgrounds
  • Ensuring mentors are fully briefed on working in schools
  • Ensuring mentors are DBS checked before working with a mentee


Who benefits?

  • Any students identified in years 8–13


Who should purchase this service?

  • Careers leaders/coordinators
  • Curriculum planners
  • SENCOs
  • Pastoral Managers


Feedback

"My mentor has helped with my confidence, self-esteem/worth, my attitude towards school and home life.”

- Dacorum student