Meet with small groups of local students to share your experience, give career insights and answer their questions.

What is Speed Mentoring?

An educator from your local area will invite you to engage with their students and answer questions through a series of short, focussed conversations about specific career topics. You will be asked to meet a limited number of mentees in 10-minute time slots each to provide coaching.

The aim is for young people to meet a wide range of business leaders, broadening their horizons and encouraging them to aim high.

How should I prepare?

It’s best to prepare by speaking to the teacher organising the event, as they will be able to tell you more about their objectives and the students who will be present. We recommend that they set up speed mentoring as a student-led, ‘carousel’-style activity, with groups of students moving between different business leaders and asking quick-fire questions.

You should expect to talk about your current job as well as your career to date. There should be no need to prepare a presentation or any additional materials.

What is the impact of Speed Mentoring?

Speed Mentoring offers students the opportunity to ask meaningful questions, giving them an insight into working life and the chance to receive advice on the skills that are needed to be successful in today’s economy. This is a unique opportunity for students to get coaching from business leaders in their community: you could have a significant impact on their future life choices.

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