Being a mentor in the workplace is arguably one of the most important relationships in the guidance of a young Apprentice. Leaving school, getting your first job, having to make new friends and acquaintances, meeting new people, learning new skills and behaviours, getting to work, travelling to college; all of this can be incredibly daunting for a young person.


A mentor is there to give advice and guidance to an Apprentice. Not only to learn new skills and processes but also as the go-to person when a more experienced voice needs to be heard on anything work related. Our industry needs great mentors if we are going to solve the skills crisis.


Whilst AutoRaise will be doing everything they can to encourage businesses to recruit new Apprentices, we also have to ensure that everyone involved has a good experience and that they make the journey through and out the other side of the Apprenticeship to become a valued member of the business and the industry.

A mentor won't necessarily work in the same department as the Apprentice, but they will take on the responsibility of helping them keep on top of college work, gathering evidence, seeking support from colleagues on behalf of the Apprentice and generally helping them to keep on track.


Do you have what it takes? Have you been looking for an opportunity to do something worthwhile outside of your normal routines? Every business has ambassadors; those individuals who have that extra something, are willing to give a bit of their own time and we want to help employers in our industry to uncover them and create that opportunity for you.


So if your employer is looking to recruit Apprentices and is happy to give you a bit of extra time and support outside of your normal duties to help support the next generation of talent in our industry, please ask them to get in touch to find out more about the AutoRaise Mentoring Programme.


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