The Learner Voice – Workplace mentoring scheme for students at NW Universities

The Construction Industry Council, CITB-ConstructionSkills and Higher Education
Academy are aiming to pilot a workplace mentoring scheme for students in
northwest England from January next year. A consortium of universities has
engaged in the scheme with the aim of matching students with professionals who
have been successful in the construction industry.

We are now looking for professionals in employment in the construction industry to
act as mentors. Mentors will need to have had at least two years’ experience
working in the construction industry in a graduate level role or similar. They must
also be willing to meet with one or more students and share their experiences of
working in the industry with them over the period of about 6 months.

Aled Williams, CIC regional chair, said: “Having people who are prepared to act as
mentors provides a great opportunity for a student and has the potential to make the
difficult transition from study to work both easier and more successful.”

Employers interested in joining the scheme should contact:
Aled Williams, mailto:Aled.Williams@heacademy.ac.uk (07720 968847)
or Roy Cavanagh MBE, mailto:Roy.Cavanagh@seddon.co.uk (07803 022767)
We would be happy to have an informal discussion and if you are an interested employer we would be grateful if you could indicate:

  •  A link person
  •  Number of mentors that you are able to deploy
  •  Contact details of link person / mentor

To read more on this mentoring scheme please click the following link.

Thank you!