Could a mentor help you?

Author: Pooja Raj

Mentoring can make a difference to a young person as they begin to work towards a particular career.  Even if you have a clear idea what you want to do it can often be can be hard to know what options to choose, what skills to focus on, what approach to take, how to get started - and if you dont knwo exactly what you want to do then it can be even more so.

The City Builder Mentoring programme matches young people with volunteer mentors from creative practitioners in order to provide advice and coaching and support. The emphasis is on encouraging students to explore opportunities for engagement with design in the build environment outside of school.   

Once paired the mentors and mentee's will meet once every two months over the course of a year. However, if agreed by both the mentors and mentee's, the meetings could be more frequent and over a longer period of time. 

The programme is open to all graduates of our City Builder Academy and so if you think mentoring may be useful to you why not consider applying to City Builder Academy - our next one is in July 2016 - applications are open until the end of January, you can find out more here.  

Making a difference

Below is a quote from one of our current mentees Hassan...

"I would like to thank you for pairing me with Philip. The mentoring meetings we had were very useful. I now have more knowledge about courses similar to architecture such as architectural engineering and much more, that i could consider as options when applying for universities. I have attended an open day at the University of Manchester . I also set myself some actions such as applying for a work experience placement at an architectural firm and a paid job, considering other open days at Bath and Nottingham as well as Coventry and starting my Portfolio work. Philip has been very helpful and also helped me out with my CV and Personal Statement which are very crucial for me when applying for work and universities"

This could be you - to apply contact sally@made.org.uk or call 0121 348 7980