Do you have what it takes to Mentor?

Workplace Mentors are the unsung heroes in any organisation. The specific role of a ‘Learner Mentor’ is a dual-purpose one, as you will need current knowledge and skills of your vocation or subject area, as well as the more generic skills necessary to support learners, apprentices, trainees, new recruits or even new CEOs.

A Mentor can provide much needed additional support to an apprentice or learner, helping them to understand their role within an organisation, shape their career path and provide a listening ear for any problems or challenges they may face.

  • Mentors require the following personal qualities:
  • An aspiration to support learners
  • A desire to build strong relationships, with information shared in the strictest confidence
  • Counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • Knowledge of—or aspiring to gain knowledge of—psychology
  • A sensitive and understanding nature
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • The ability to work well with others

The ‘Learning Mentor’ (Level 3) qualification is designed to be fulfilled ‘on-the-job’ so you can earn whilst you learn. Other benefits of undertaking the qualification include:

  • Good career development
  • Opportunities for specialist training
  • A qualification that can work across several industries and organisations
  • Personal fulfilment
  • Increased confidence in supporting less experienced colleagues

To find out more about becoming a ‘Learning Mentor’ why not drop a line to our Account Manager Abbi Jones