The EVOC Red Book

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IMPORTANT

Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Organisation

Linknet Mentoring

Details
Covid-19 UPDATE...

LINKnet is offering remote services during the COVID-19 lockdown through whats-app, email, skype and zoom.

LINKnet provide one-to-one mentoring for education, employment and personal development to minority ethnic people. The online drop-in service also provides short-term support on employability, education and information on issues including housing, benefits, domestic abuse or mental health.

WHEN: Online drop-in service everyday 10:00am - 4:00pm

TELEPHONE: 07447 228 686 or 07957 989 804

EMAIL: linknet2@linknetmentoring.com

AREA(S) COVERED City Wide

INTENDED SERVICE USERS BME and/or Equality Groups

TYPE(S) OF SUPPORT Other

Normal service details...

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.

A MENTEE

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
Ages
26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
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Venue
31 Guthrie Street, Cowgate
EDINBURGH
EH1 1JG

Localities
North East  North West  South East  South West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 261 4463
Contact Email: enquiries@linknetmentoring.com
Website: http://www.linknetmentoring.com

This record was last modified on: 19 August 2020