Organisation LEP Summary
Adviza Partnership 
 
Buckinghamshire Thames Valley, Oxfordshire, Swindon & Wiltshire, Thames Valley Berkshire Adviza's Lucky Break mentoring service includes an innovative programme called ‘Captain of My Ship’. This is delivered to 12-15 year olds in school over 12 1-to-1 sessions and 6 group sessions. Young people are selected for a number of reasons including risk of NEET, concerns about attitude, behaviour or attainment. Volunteer mentors must be 18+ and in full-time or part-time employment.
Ansbury Guidance  Dorset Ansbury Guidance provides an all-age service across Dorset to help young people and adults achieve their career goals. They provide a 36-week, 1-to-1 mentoring programme to groups of vulnerable Year 8, 9 and 10 students in Dorset. Students are identified using indicators of vulnerability which have been agreed with schools as presenting an increased risk of disengaging from learning.
Ark School  Greater Birmingham & Solihull Ark aims to give young people from any background a great education and real choices in life. In the UK Ark run 35 schools, educating over 20,000 pupils. Ark provides a one-year mentoring programme pairing Year 8-11 students with a local mentor. It targets young people who consider apprenticeships or vocational pathways. Sessions are split between school and work and will take place once a month.
Brightside Cornwall Brightside provides a 24-week programme to Year 9 students in schools, made up of group and 1-to-1 mentoring. The mentoring programme matches students to a mentor for six months. Groups begin by working together face-to-face on a careers challenge, supported by an online mentor. After this they have 12 weeks of mentoring. On completion, students become part of the Brightside alumni network.
Career Ready  Black Country The Career Ready Year 10 mentoring programme enables small groups of 2 mentors and 4 students to work together over an academic year. The aim is to broaden students' understanding of the world of work, develop key skills and improve engagement and academic progress. Meetings will be monthly, starting with a group icebreaker session in school and ending with a celebration in the workplace.
Connect Education and Business  New Anglia, South East Midlands Connect Education and Business offers young people in years 8-10 with an interest, talent or desire in the STEM subjects from disadvantaged backgrounds and challenged localities an industry based mentor for a period of at least 6 months. The mentoring takes place through an online mentoring platform, Brightside, with a minimum of 2 hours per week communication and a face to face 1 hour mentoring session each term (or every 2 to 3 months). A minimum of 4 face to face session are completed.
CSW Group Limited  Heart of the South West, Swindon & Wiltshire CSW provides group mentoring for Year 8 – 10 students, mainly those with low attainment rates or at risk of disengagement and unemployment. The mentoring happens once a month, and is a mix of face-to-face and online support. Young people will engage in a range of work-related learning activities designed to improve the success of their transition into further learning and work.
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust  London, Leeds City Region ‘On Track to Achieve’ works with athlete mentors and targets disadvantaged students in Year 10. The programme lasts between 16 and 35 weeks. It includes nine group mentoring sessions, with no more than 8 students to an athlete mentor.  Employer mentors join the programme for four of the group mentoring sessions. The programme engages young people who have experienced multiple barriers to engagement with education.
Develop Milton Keynes, North Buckinghamshire Develop offers its mentoring programme to Year 9 -10 students in schools where there is a clear evidence of need or an area of high deprivation. They will work with 12 schools and 120 students in Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton and Bedfordshire. Students attend group activities at the start of the programme, lasting between 6-12 weeks. This is followed by 1-to-1 mentoring for the remaining 7 weeks.
East London Business Alliance (ELBA) London, Coast to Capital, South East ELBA mentoring matches students to city business volunteers to support with planning their future career and skills for the world of work. A 39-week, 1-to-1 and group mentoring programme is available to young people in Year 10 who are in greatest need in East London. ELBA provides training and resources for mentors and mentees.
EBP South Ltd  Havant, Portsmouth, Southampton, Fareham Activate Mentoring supports young people to develop confidence and be better prepared for their future. The 39-week, 1-to-1 mentoring programme is for Year 9 and 10 students in state secondary schools. The mentoring is over at least 30 weekly meetings and is mainly face to face. Students also attend group workshops, including sessions on team work, confidence building and communication.
EDT   D2N2, Warwickshire EDT inspires the next generation of STEM professionals via mentored projects. Go4SET is a mentoring programme where students from Years 8 and 9 work on an environmentally-focused STEM project, over a minimum of three months. Go4SET uses the valuable input of mentors and focuses on key STEM and employability skills like problem solving, teamworking, communicating, and project management.
Education Business Partnership (NW) Ltd  Lancashire EBP (NW) provides a 22-week, 1-to-1 and group mentoring programme to Year 10 students. Students are targeted based on referrals from school, and are at risk of disengagement, showing signs of unsettlement and behavioural issues. The face-to-face mentoring occurs around every 3 to 4 weeks. Students undertake 6 activities throughout the programme, including enterprise activities.
Envision  Greater Birmingham & Solihull Envision embeds mentoring in a wider practical learning experience: Community-Apprentice. This project brings together local businesses, schools, charities and volunteers to support young people to develop their own social action projects. Year 10 students attend face-to-face group mentoring sessions monthly for the 13 week programme. Sessions develop confidence, self esteem and resilience.
GFirst LEP  Gloucestershire GFirst LEP works with Gloucestershire’s jobseekers, businesses and schools, supporting local people with their careers and employability. The 9-month, 1-1 employer mentoring programme is for year 10 students, at secondary schools. Students are targeted based on their disengagement and current predicted grades for English and Maths. At least 10 mentoring sessions take place over an academic year. Students are supported to create a CV, access volunteering and work experience opportunities, utilise the National Careers Service and a speed networking event.
Generation Medics South East  Generation Medics empowers and supports young people to fulfil their dreams of working in the health sector. The organisation are officially supported by NHS England and work with a number of local heath employers to bridge the gap between schools and the health sector. Generation Medics deliver services through 1-to-1 mentoring, face-to-face group events and through the Generation Medics website.
Grit London, Swindon, Northamptonshire Grit delivers personal development and coaching, raising aspirations and supporting young people to fulfil their potential. This 26-week, 1-to-1 mentoring programme is available to Year 8-10 students in secondary education. Students are identified with referral criteria which clearly indicates disengagement and not fulfilling their potential. 
Hertfordshire County Council  Hertfordshire YC Hertfordshire / Hertfordshire County Council’s Employer Mentoring Service is delivered as a 1-to-1 mentoring programme, with each intervention lasting an average of 6 months and consisting of 12-18 meetings. The programme is targeted towards students who are disengaged or at risk of disengagement across Years 8, 9 and 10.
Inspira  Lancashire, Cumbria Inspira provides its 40-week mentoring programme to Year 8-10 students. Students are targeted based on their potential for improvement, with input from schools. The face-to-face, 1-to-1 mentoring occurs at least once every month for at least 30 minutes and is mainly delivered at school. Young people taking part in the programme are also guaranteed a place on National Citizen Service.
Mentor Link  Coventry Warwickshire,
Marches,
Worcestershire
Mentor Link provides 1-to-1 support to children in schools with the aim of improving their self-esteem and engagement in learning. The 39-week, weekly, 1-to-1 mentoring programme is for young people in Years 8-10 chosen based on academic performance, behaviour, engagement, self esteem, relationships and deprivation. Students also attend a work placement and create a CV with their mentor.
OnSide Youth Zones  Greater Manchester OnSide Youth Zones offers young people somewhere safe, inspiring and affordable to spend time. The mentoring programme is based on the Bolton Lads and Girls Club model which has been delivering mentoring support to Bolton’s most vulnerable young people since 1997. The programme provides intensive support for vulnerable young people in Years 8, 9 and 10 with 1-to-1 mentoring for up to 6 months.
Opportunity Peterborough  GCGP Opportunity Peterborough’s Skills Service connects business and schools to deliver a mentoring programme for Years 8, 9 and 10 in secondary schools, with a mixture of group and 1-to-1 mentoring. Sessions take place every 4-6 weeks. Students will take part in a workplace tour as part of the mentoring programme.
ReachOut  Greater Manchester, London ReachOut changes lives through mentoring, helping young people develop academic skills, good character and raise aspirations. It provides 1-to-1 mentoring for Year 8-10 students. Groups of 16 mentees meet with their mentors one evening a week at school, followed by group sport sessions. ReachOut staff provide support, using data from schools and group activities to optimise the matching process.
RTC North Ltd  North East, Tees Valley RTC North provides a 30-week 1-to-1 mentoring programme to students in Years 8 to 10. Students are targeted based on achievement and background, having low aspirations and or at risk of disengagement. Mentors should come from science, technology, engineering or maths backgrounds. Mentoring will be offered face-to-face every two weeks with online contact between sessions.
Salford Foundation  Salford, Bury and Trafford Salford Foundation provides a group mentoring programme for students in Years 8 and 9. Each group will meet with their allocated mentor for a minimum of five sessions, every two to three weeks over a period of least 12 weeks. Students in Year 10 receive 1-to-1 mentoring and meet their allocated mentor in school, for 10 face-to-face mentoring sessions over a period of at least 12 weeks.
SATRO  Coast to Capital, Ent M3 SATRO inspires young people around business, science and technology and the associated world of career opportunities. We bring together young people, volunteers and businesseses to run programmes in schools and colleges; from 1-to-1 mentoring, challenges and large scale events. We have over 900 volunteers from 600 employers and work with around 8-10,000 young people a year.
Sefton Education Business Partnership  Liverpool City Region Sefton EBP and partners provide a 35-week Business Mentor Programme to Year 8 students, delivered across an academic year. Mentors from local businesses work with small groups of targeted students (maximum 4), offering a blended approach of largely group and some 1-to-1 mentoring. The mentoring is primarily face-to-face. Students will also attend a robust programme of activities.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council  Essex The 60 Minute Mentor programme works towards ensuring all young people in South Essex have access to an inspirational role model. Student mentees in Year 8 attend four mentoring sessions over a 7-month period, including two group mentoring sessions and two 1-to-1 mentoring sessions. Students at risk of disengagement are the focus of the programme.
Talentino GCGP Talentino provides a 26-week group employer mentoring programme to Key Stage 4 and post 16 students in Special Schools and colleges. Students are targeted based on having moderate learning difficulties and attending Special Schools or being prepared for college doing an entry level course at College. The mentoring occurs monthly, every month for six months, and is face-to-face in groups of 8. 
The Diana Award Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Leeds City Region, YNY & ER The Diana Award mentoring programme provides a 24-week group mentoring programme to Year 8-10 students in secondary schools. The mentoring occurs bi-monthly and is face-to-face. Students also attend twelve group sessions throughout the programme and are encouraged to undertake a social action project and participate in a work experience placement.
The EBP Lincolnshire Mission Mentor targets Looked After Children in Years 8-10. Each young person takes part in a pre-engagement session to include a range of training and familiarisation activities. They then complete a 12-month, 1-to-1 mentoring programme, meeting with their mentor face-to-face every month and for a minimum of one hour. Mentors are trained extensively to work with this cohort of young people.
The Prince’s Trust Black Country,
Greater Birmingham & Solihull,
Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire,
Greater Manchester,
Leeds City Region,
Liverpool City Region,
Sheffield City Region,
Humber
Mosaic, a mentoring initiative of The Prince’s Trust, creates opportunities for young people growing up in our most deprived communities. It is a group mentoring programme for Year 8 to 10 students, which uses positive role models to raise students’ aspirations and to help them build confidence and employability skills. Mentoring lasts for the duration of the academic year. 
Think Forward Kent, London ThinkForward provides long-term, personalised coaching to young people in schools with the highest risk of unemployment, enabling them to transition into sustained employment. Its Business Mentoring programme matches young people with mentors from local businesses. Mentoring sessions are done in groups and 1-to-1 and take place a minimum of once every four weeks.
TwentyTwenty D2N2, Leicester & Leicestershire TwentyTwenty provides a 1-to-1 employer focused mentoring programme for young people from Years 8-10 students in high schools. Students are targeted based on achievement of progression goals established by TwentyTwenty’s Journey to Work framework. Mentoring sessions take place outside of school hours and mentors meet with young people 3-4 times a month for a minimum of 6 months.
Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) D2N2, Leeds City Region, Sheffield City Region, Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire VIY matches Year 8-10 students deemed at risk of disengagement with local professional tradespeople through a mix of classroom activities and on-the-job volunteering opportunities. Students work alongside their mentors on a community building refurbishment project (for example painting and decorating at acommunity centre in need). All activities are supported by DIY retailer Wickes.
Warrington Borough Council  Cheshire & Warrington Warrington Borough Councils Brighter Futures Team provides a 1-to-1 employer mentoring programme to young people who are in state education, in Years 8, 9 and 10, who are at risk of disengagement or under-performing. Mentors ensure that the young person they are supporting have a bespoke action plan to support them through their mentoring journey. 
West of England Mentoring  West of England This group mentoring programme is for year 8-10 students in secondary schools. The mentoring occurs fortnightly for a minimum of 12 weeks and is face to face, with work place visits also part of the programme. It offers students an experience of group and 1-1 mentoring. Sessions are up to two hours when students work alongside business professionals in goal setting, exploring career pathways, and learning through collaborative project challenges.
Young Enterprise Black Country,
Gloucestershire,
Humber, North Eastern,
Northamptonshire,
Sheffield City Region,
Solent,
South East,
Tees Valley
Young Enterprise (YE) offers immersive careers learning programmes aimed at providing a first-hand insight into the careers of local employees. In the YE Works Programme students undertake a series of interactive enterprise activities. YE's Company Programme supports schools to identify up to 25 students to set up and run their own business, with weekly support of mentors from the world of work. 
Young Ladies Club London Young Ladies Club is focused on raising up the next generation of millennial ladies to be confident in their purpose and unleash their maximum potential. The Careers and Enterprise Company will work closely with Young Ladies Club to develop a mentoring programme in London.