How can mentoring help me?

Our volunteer mentors are recruited from within the community, many of them growing up in South East London.

Employers are looking for more than good grades – join our 1-2-1 mentoring programme to stand out from the crowd

A mentor is able to offer help, advice and support to young people in many ways.

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    Self confidence

    Our mentoring programme will inspire and help you develop self esteem and self confidence.

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    Higher academic achievement

    Our mentors are able to offer real world career advice, study techniques and linking curriculum learning to careers

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    Positive Network

    Our Life Skills programme of workshops, experience days and mentoring can help improve interpersonal skills and develop better relationships with parents, teachers and peers

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    Career insights

    Mentors can offer practical insights into your chosen career, opening doors of opportunity that might otherwise be unavailable.

Meet Positive Role Models

Urban Synergy also deliver “Top Tips to the Top” Role Model Seminars at many schools to inspire young people. The seminars bring together professionals from a wide range of careers to talk to you about their paths to success, and also failures, so you don’t make the same mistakes.

We also deliver a “Think Further” Academic Role Model seminar giving young people an introduction to higher education.

If you would like to have an Urban Synergy Role Model Seminar, ask your school to contact us.

Work Experience

A prospective employer will always looks favourably on the effort taken by those who have done work experience, which empowers new talent and gives them an edge to push for the most sought after graduate positions in the field.
Urban Synergy provides mentees with valuable “Ready for Work” workshops to help them prepare for corporate work experience at companies like Lloyds, Barclays and Thomson Reuters.

Work experience provides many benefits, giving young people skills and experience that will allow them to stand out to potential employers as well as helping them to choose the right sector to work in.

Career Jumpstart

Our Career Jumpstart Programme offers young people a chance to apply for valuable work experience.