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Sheffield City Council - Opportunity Sheffield

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Local Authority employment and skills team. We help create job opportunities and break down barriers to employment, and help local businesses grow and develop a skilled workforce

Project Mentor 2020/21

This opportunity takes place between 24 May 2021 and 28 May 2021. Applications closed on 31 Mar.

Help school students develop their employability skills and improve their knowledge of the working world! At the same time develop your own experience in mentoring youth, as well as essential work related skills.

Project Mentor

Do you want to support a project that helps school students develop their employability skills and improve their knowledge of the working world, at the same time as offering you experience in mentoring youth as well as developing your own essential work related skills?

By volunteering as a ‘project mentor’ you will be assigned a group of 5/6 students in Year 10 (14/15 yrs old) who are working on an employer set project that will help them achieve pre-set learning outcomes around the world of work. You will be there to support them get the most out of the project by

  • Helping them understand the project they are working on in more depth
  • Help them agree team roles
  • Support them engaging with employees from the business who set the project, helping ensure the online session runs smoothly
  • Support them generate relevant questions to ask employees
  • Support with relevant research skills
  • Help keep the team working together and on task
  • Support with identifying skills developed and gained
  • Act as a sounding board for ideas

What skills do I need?

A good level of written and spoken English. Ability to talk to young people (14/15 yrs old) in a professional yet approachable way

What will I gain?

Experience of supporting young people with their education and help them deliver a project that has been set by an employer. Mentoring; supporting; providing feedback

Training and support

Online induction covering the purpose of the role. Support and supervision from the project manager and school based staff. General safeguarding training and how to talk to/support young people in an engaging way.

Time commitment

15 hours over the course of 1 week: 24 - 28 May 2021. You must be available on Tuesday 25 May 2021, between 8:45am and 11:00am







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Travel information

  • CausesEducation
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsAdvice and information, Communication skills, Creativity, Enterprise and business skills, Mentoring
  • Careers and AspirationsSocial work, Teaching, Third sector and charity work

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