The Mentoring Programme provides the opportunity for pupils in S2-S6 in East Lothian High Schools to have their own mentor to meet with on a 1:1 basis once a month.
The content of the meetings is decided upon by the young person to provide them with the support they need. Examples of this could include:
- Talking about what it’s like to work in the industry they want to go into.
- Needing help with looking at jobs if they are unsure about what they want to do.
- Being nervous about going to University or College.
- Needing advice or support on planning for the future or addressing difficulties in school.
Mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and are East Lothian Council staff or from external organisations, such as:
- ICT Specialists
- Youth Workers
- Project Managers
- Finance Managers
- Maintenance Staff
Meetings will take place in school and the duration of the relationship will depend on the needs of the young person.
If you, as a student, are interested in getting involved with the Mentoring Programme, speak to your guidance teacher to discuss your options further. If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with East Lothian Works, asking about the scheme.
Find out more
- East Lothian Works Blog
- Edinburgh College
- Job Centre Plus
- Local Employability Directory
- My World of Work
- Skills Development Scotland
- The Guarantee