What is it?

As a Next Steps Mentor, you will support a young person following the Explore Enterprise course to help them plan their next steps.

The role involves:

  • Meeting with a young person one-to-one to support them in identifying goals and targets to work towards
  • Helping a young person decide which path of employment (self-employment, employment, education or training) to follow
  • Empowering them to make their own decisions about their development
  • Signposting them to other organisations for support

What is the impact?

The Next Steps stage of the Enterprise programme is a crucial part where the young person considers their options and aspirations. Having an impartial sounding-board to listen to their views and ideas is critical to empowering them to make their own decisions. 

What is the time commitment? 

Ideally a commitment of three to six hours per month for a minimum of one year.

What I really like about this role is that I learn so much from the young people I meet. They all have amazing ideas and different talents to offer.
Susie Burdekin, Next Steps Mentor

Opportunities available in:

  • Berkshire: Reading, Wokingham/Bracknell and Maidenhead
  • Buckinghamshire: High Wycombe
  • North Kent and Medway
  • Northern Ireland
  • Oxfordshire: Oxford city, Banbury and Wallingford
  • Scotland: Dundee and North Lanarkshire
  • South West: Exeter, Yeovil, Plymouth and Torbay
  • Wales

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