HOSW mentoring programme

The HOTSW careers hub mentoring programme is designed to be delivered by Enterprise Advisers within their respective schools. It can also be delivered by members of school staff/governors, or other volunteers from the business world. The programme has two main objectives:

  • Raising aspiration – broadening a student’s horizons, rather than narrowing their options in terms of goals, careers, and self-awareness
  • Personal development – developing a students’ skills, knowledge and personal attributes in line with the requirement of today’s world of work

Tags

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Employer engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
Top tips
  • Identify Enterprise Advisers, and other potential mentors, and brief them fully on the programme before introducing them to students
  • Arrange regular check-ins with the student/employer to ensure the encounters they are having are meaningful
  • Gain evaluation from the Enterprise Adviser/employer at the end to inform future provision

Further information

This programme runs over 10 sessions, where the Enterprise Adviser will work with a small group of students from year 10 – once per half term (or equivalent) up to Easter in Year 11. It is envisaged that 4-6 students will be selected by the school; identifying those who lack confidence in their own ability and those who could achieve higher grades with a small amount of encouragement.