The mentoring programme provides the opportunity for pupils from S4–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 and examples of this could be:
- 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, for example:
- 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.