We provide young people with suitable, quality mentors who will educate, support and encourage them to make the sometimes difficult transition into work, additional education or training. Our activities include helping with CVs and applications, coaching for interviews, being a listening ear and developing skills for the workplace, such as listening, communication and time-keeping. Mentors will be given training prior to their involvement, in addition to on-going support once they begin mentoring. This ensures they are aware of their roles and responsibilities as well as knowing who to refer onto when questions arise outside of their expertise. DBS checks will also be required.
What is Transition Mentoring?
In connection with local schools and colleges, Transition Mentoring is one-to-one mentoring for young people aged 15-19, who are at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education and training) upon leaving education.
Our aim is to support those young people most at risk of leaving school or college NEET. Mentoring covers areas such as communication skills, positive mental attitude, effective teamwork, improving personal presentation, as well as identifying a potential career path.
Once the young person has left education, they progress into our Traffic Light Mentoring programme. This makes sure there is a support structure in place so that no young person has to end up in the vulnerable position of being long-term NEET.
Where and When?
We tailor the locations and times around each school and college’s timetable and preferences. Previous transition mentoring has taken place on and off site, within and outside of school hours.
RUSU Student Activities Constitution 2017/18