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Become a

mentor

Could you spare some time to help us make a massive difference to young people’s lives? Right now, we’re looking for more career mentors to transform the lives of 13 to 16-year-olds in secondary schools in Bedford.

Become a

mentor

Could you spare some time to help us make a massive difference to young people’s lives? Right now, we’re looking for more career mentors to transform the lives of 13 to 16-year-olds in secondary schools in Bedford.

being a teenager today is tough.

There are so many paths to take and so many choices to make. Who do they turn to for advice and support? So many adults seem to have their own views on what’s right.

Wouldn’t it be great for them to have someone independent to talk to who can help them figure it out? Someone who will challenge, guide and help them to be their best? Someone who was just like you, who’s been there and done that?

If you ask successful people what was the key to their success? Many will tell you they had a great mentor to support and guide them at some point in their life

 You could be that inspiring individual who helps a young person to succeed. And if you didn’t have a mentor yourself, you could be the mentor you always wished you’d had!

Who we’re looking for?

How can you be it if you can’t see it

We’re looking for mentors of working age who young people will be able to relate to. You don’t have to be at the top of your profession, you could be starting out, but you understand what you need to do to get a good start in life after school; be that through getting into work, or finding a training or learning opportunity.  

You could also be someone at the top of their game, who wants to share their knowledge.

Answer yes to any of the following questions and you could be exactly the type of mentor we’re looking for, so please get in touch by using the form below:

Do you believe that all young people deserve the chance to be their best?

Would you like to give something back by helping a young person find their way?

Maybe like you were helped when you were younger?

Could you help develop a young person unsure of their options?

Would you like to develop your own leadership and inter-personal skills?

Why mentor?

Interested in mentoring but worried that you’re too busy and don’t have the time to invest in the development of a young person? One of the often-overlooked elements of mentoring is the benefit to the mentor themselves. It is a rewarding thing to do and you only need to commit to one meeting a month.

By becoming a mentor you can:

Boost your communication and leadership skills.

Develop new networks

Build confidence

Gain a sense of fulfilment

Learn new skills to support your career development

Gain new perspectives from your mentee

Raise the profile of your business in the community

How does it works?

You will get full support, training and resources from the Bedford Giving Mentor programme and you will be matched with a young person at secondary school. You’ll typically meet your mentee – face to face or online – once a month for a year.

Find out more

If you’re interested in finding  out more about becoming a career mentor for a young person, please get in touch using the form below.