The Huddersfield Mentoring Scheme, is a joint project managed by the Careers and Employability Service and the Wellbeing and Disability Service at the University of Huddersfield. Our mentoring scheme is specifically aimed at students who are:
- care leavers
- or studying without the support of families,
- recent graduates
- or students diagnosed as on the autistic spectrum.
The scheme connects the students with professionals who can offer valuable help and advice based on their experiences. The scheme aims to help them achieve their career goals by matching them with a Mentor from their career interest area or areas. This group of students can be particularly disadvantaged when it comes to progressing their careers ideas as they may not have the same social networks or role models from which they can draw advice and support.
Volunteer Role TitleVolunteer Mentor
About the Volunteer Role
We welcome new mentors from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, and we are looking for people who can offer support and encouragement, give an insight into the workplace and work with a mentee to develop their employability skills.
Volunteer mentors can help mentees by:-
- Sharing career insights from their own career path.
- Helping the mentee to develop a network of professionals who they can also learn from
- Give feedback and support with job applications and interviews
- Help the mentee to increase their levels of self-awareness, needed to make effective career choices, by giving feedback on employability skills activities
- Be a listening, impartial ear for the mentee
- Help the mentee to address barriers they feel they face with achieving their career goals.
We ask you to meet with your mentee at least four times over the academic year to help them work towards their career goals. Meetings will need to be virtual using platforms such as MS Teams, Zoom or something similar. Both mentees and mentors are prepared for their mentoring partnerships by attending a short training session and are also supplied with resources they can use during mentoring meetings.
When you can volunteerFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleTeaching/Mentoring
Special RequirementsApplication form required, Disabled Access
Anywhere in Kirklees, Volunteer from Home