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Would You Like to be a Mentor for Young People?

03 Aug 2017
IoD South Mentor

IoD members are being invited to ‘The Big Match’ event that will explore the benefits of employer-led mentoring, communicate the latest research and provide an opportunity to match employer volunteers to mentoring organisations.

The Careers & Enterprise Company is leading the coordination of a national mentoring campaign to connect 25,000 young people to an employer mentor by 2020. The research shows that young people who are going to disengage from school have already done so by year 10, so our campaign focuses on those in years 8-10. We are working in partnership with mentoring providers to achieve this mission and we need your support to recruit inspiring role models from your organisations.

Why should my organisation get involved?

Mentoring has been shown to be one of the three most effective activities for engaging young people with positive outcomes including improvements in behaviour, attainment and progression. There are also direct business benefits for your organisation, including:

  • Fostering employee engagement, satisfaction and retention
  • Developing employee professional and personal skills
  • Cultivating and developing the future workforce
  • Supporting vibrant communities (which include viable customers)

How can my organisation get involved?

The Big Match events will provide your organisation with a unique opportunity to learn more about a number of proven mentoring programme providers at one time. If you would like your organisation to be involved in mentoring (or to increase its current mentoring activities), you will then have the opportunity to engage with these providers in a structured and focused way to connect your employees to schools.

The event will take place in London on 11th August.

Register to attend

Contact IoD South

For more information, please contact

020 8078 4127


Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD South
116 Pall Mall