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A Mentor’s role is to provide advice and guidance and helps to facilitate access to opportunities. This can be through face-to- face meetings or remote working, with mentors agreeing the most appropriate communication method with the mentee.
A Mentor is likely to have a coaching or mentoring background, although this is not a prerequisite, and can be someone working at any level within the organisation, bringing a range of competencies and skills to Building Pathways.
Training is available for all Mentors, with the provision of a bespoke Building Pathways mentoring toolkit and top tips for mentors.
A Building Pathways mentor is expected to:
✅ Provide information, advice and guidance to individuals interested in developing a career within the industry.
✅ Offer advice to help individuals tailor their CV, highlighting those transferable skills of relevance to the construction industry.
✅ Provide support as candidates engage with opportunities within the organisation. These could include, for example, supporting site visits; work placements; early career schemes, mock interviews and/or access to employment or apprenticeships, depending on the opportunities that your company is able to provide.
✅ Continuation of 1-2-1 mentoring for an agreed period of time as candidates move into employment or apprenticeships.
Why become a mentor:
✅ The satisfaction of helping individuals gain access to career opportunities and suitable employment within the industry.
✅ Helping to fill the skills gap within the industry.
✅ Gaining professional development and leadership skills through Building Pathways mentor training and induction.
✅ Promotion of your company as an exemplar employer.
✅ Demonstrating corporate responsibility.