What is it?

As a Business Mentor, you’ll make a real difference to the lives of young people on The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme.

The role involves:

  • Having regular meetings with a young person
  • Providing a young person with support to develop and grow their business
  • Acting as a sounding board for a young person to share their thoughts, concerns and successes
  • Empowering them to make their own decisions around the business
  • Signposting them to other organisations for support

What is the impact?

The support you offer to a young person entering into self-employment is vital to their success. 

Thanks so much for all that The Prince's Trust has done for us and Big Mouth Theatre. We're still learning the ropes but we've achieved so much and it's all down to our mentor, Doug Mitchell and the help and support of The Trust.

What is the time commitment? 

Ideally, a Business Mentor is expected to commit to around four to six hours per month for a minimum of two years; however the support could be extended to up to three years.

I started my own business when I was younger, so I understand how tough it is to get a business off the ground, and feel I can pass on what I learned from my own mistakes!
Margaret Wharton, Business Mentor

Opportunties available in:

  • South East and South West, Devon and Cornwall
  • Scotland: Dundee, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire
  • North West: Merseyside