What is our aim?
The Employability Mentoring project aims to increase the employability of our students using industry mentors.
If you are reading this, then it could be that you are thinking about becoming an employability mentor to one of our students. If you are keen to find out what’s involved, perhaps watch our short film here which we created to tell potential mentors about their value to us and how they can make a real difference.
We will provide you with access to our quality assured project, where you can share your industry and career experiences with students keen to learn from you. By sharing your expertise you can make a real difference to their aspirations and plans for their own career.
Our mentors benefit from the project by honing their interpersonal and communication skills by learning how to bring out the best in their mentees. They share with us how much they enjoy being part of the project and developing the next generation of talent.
Our first ever project film showcases what we do, its value to our students and the benefits of mentoring:
What we are looking for?
We are recruiting mentors from a range of industries and backgrounds to form a pool of professionals with whom students can engage with in a variety of mentoring settings.
We recruit mentors who want to offer industry specific advice, as well as those who prefer to focus on the individual and their generic employability and professional skills. We also have mentors that aim to do both. As a mentor, the choice is yours.
If you have specific skills that you would like to share, knowledge to impart and perspective to offer, please get in touch and let’s talk about how mentoring can be of real benefit to you and the student.
Our latest film below showcases what is involved if you get in touch with us and what you can expect:
What our mentors say?
At the heart of our project are professional relationships that are value driven. Here’s a selection of some of the comments that our mentors say about us:
"It has been a pleasure to work with Andy. The development of the project has been handled with professionalism and a good dose of enthusiasm. Andy has always been willing to review and improve the project along the way, which builds confidence! Thanks for the opportunity to help those starting their career. I wish I had had a mentor!" - Angela
"Thank you Andy for extending your gratitude to us all. But most importantly thank you for making this programme a reality in the first place. :) #teamwork" - Baguiasri
"I feel like I learnt a great deal from our first meeting including that my entrepreneurial attitude can be of benefit to those looking for careers in a less linear career path." - Rebecca
"It has been an enormous privilege for me to have worked with you and I really appreciate the support that you have shown to me. It has also been extremely rewarding for me to have been involved in the students’ journey and to have been part of their development, in some small way." Steve
Leicester Castle Business School
An active partnership with the Leicester Castle Business School at DMU enables our students to engage in high quality mentoring experiences with a range of executives. A great example of executive mentoring can be viewed in our short film, showcasing the talents of Bijna Dasani Katira, a notable DMU alumni and award winning financial services executive.
Latest project news
Our Employability Mentoring newsletter contains the latest news about the project, a focus on mentors, and updates from the team:
Employability Mentoring Newsletter January 2018
A quality assured project
We strive to provide the highest quality service to mentors and mentees alike. The project proudly holds a major quality assurance mark. The Approved Provider Scheme from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation was awarded in November 2015 following a detailed audit of our Employability Mentoring Project at De Montfort University. We are proud to have achieved this award and strive to build on the quality of our services in pursuit of our project's vision.
Contact the project here to find out more
Contact the project to find out more
If you want to speak to us in more detail to help you to decide whether or not this is for you, please complete our short application form here and we will get in touch with you to talk at a time convenient for you.
General project email:
Employability Mentoring Officer
T: 0116 207 8979
M: 07909 000127
Employability Mentoring Assistant
T: 0116 257 7478