Through this project LINKnet provides free one to one mentoring support to those who are looking to get jobs, looking for further and higher education or wanting to develop knowledge and skills. Once you come to LINKnet looking for its service you will be allocated a person (who is called a mentor) to work with you on one day per week basis until you achieve your goal. Our mentors can help you to get a job, go to College or University or to understand how things work in the UK and to improve your English language skills. In addition to the mentor you will be provided recruitment consultation to be connected with some employers and a volunteer work experience opportunity.
LINKnet have conducted similar projects over 15 years and know that mentoring is one of the best methods to develop a person who has many barriers to development. One to one attention is vital in understanding the person's needs, barriers and skills. Such knowledge together with the mentor's experience provides the necessary ingredients for success. You can involve in the project either as a mentee or as a mentor. For further information or to get involved please contact LINKnet.
WHAT IS MENTORING?
Mentoring is a process in which one experienced, knowledgeable and trained person supports the development of another person. In other words mentoring is that one individual use his/her experience, knowledge, training and skills to help another person to achieve set goals.
During the mentoring of a person to achieve an employment/education/oriented goal the mentor helps the mentee to understand the system in the UK in relation to those two fields, to improve skills of job searching, CV and application building, interview and presentation, to raise awareness of cultural diversity, to understand workplace ethics such as confidentiality and boundaries, to keep the service user motivated and to boost his/her self confidence and self esteem.
All individuals who belong to minority ethnic groups can be a mentee and seek LINKnet service to get a job or to access further/higher education. Service seekers are expected to receive an induction from LINKnet and commit themselves fully to the task until they achieve their goals.
Becoming a mentee with LINKnet you will receive the following benefits:
- Receive valuable support in a desired area of development free of charge
- Enhance existing knowledge
- Gain new knowledge
- Widen contacts and horizons
- Gain inside knowledge about various institutes, their policies and opportunities
- Gain new skills
- Improve employability
- Speed up the process of getting jobs or education
- Increase self-esteem and self-confidence