Mentoring Circle – Places Available

Temple Street Jobcentre in Central Bristol has places available on the March 2020 cohort of its successful mentoring programme.

The Mentoring Circle is open to those aged 16 – 24 years and in receipt of a primary benefit such as Universal Credit.

What is a Mentoring Circle?

A type of action learning set focusing on your personal development and the mentor’s too. Action learning is a process which enables you to bring issues or challenges to the group and work and learn together, take action and reflect on outcomes. Action learning can enable you to talk to others who are facing the same barriers and show you that you are not on your own.

Who is involved?

Nina, the Corporate Social Responsibility Co-ordinator for Kier Construction in Bristol, is the Mentor and will be facilitating 4 sessions within March and April. Delivery material is prepared and scheduled but is flexible as Nina has her own unique origin story, employment sector insight and personal style of inspiring people which will make for a very interesting and dynamic programme.

An insight into an employment sector with a wide variety of job roles will be a great bonus and the mentoring support will be tailored to each individual who will likely have differing goals and ambitions.

What are the benefits of being mentored?

· Access to a high performance individual

· Boost your confidence through expert guidance and feedback

· Shortcut your learning curve

· Discover various career paths tailored to your aspirations

· Increase your awareness of where employers advertise their vacancies

·  Build a network of like-minded people

What is the Mentoring Circle schedule?

Session 1 – Thursday 19th March 2020 – 11am start (1 hour duration)

Jobcentre Plus, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 6AG. Floor 1, Room: 1S3.

Meet the Mentor, Goal Setting, Sector Insight

Session 2 – Thursday 26th March 2020 (2 hours duration)

Jobcentre Plus, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 6AG. Floor 1, Room: 1S3.

CV Writing tailored to your chosen career, preparation for meeting employers and how to succeed at interview

Session 3 – Thursday 2nd April 2020

Jobcentre Plus, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 6AG. Floor 1, Room: 1S3.

Mock Interviews with a real employer plus feedback – this session is optional as some people may not feel comfortable presenting themselves professionally

Session 4 – Thursday 9th April 2020

Location to be confirmed, Central Bristol.

Employer visit for a behind-the-scenes of a real working environment and insight into different job roles (led by the Mentor).

What will I come away with?

A certificate of completion signed by Kier Construction and DWP. An action plan to help you move closer towards your goals. Follow Up intervention from DWP & Kier Construction.

To book a place, please speak with your Jobcentre Work Coach or email the DWP Employer Engagement Team with a question: EA.Bristol@dwp.gov.uk