Hints on training mentors
Training mentors will help them understand the process and benefits of mentoring, and the roles they can play to effectively support their mentee.
In a formal one-to-one mentoring programme, it is useful to cover certain topics as a minimum.
Why female apprentices benefit from mentoring
The roles of a mentor
The mentoring process
Mentoring skills including communication, listening, building rapport and objective setting
Practical exercises throughout the session
The need for confidentiality and boundary setting
A mentoring agreement between mentor and mentee
How the mentor will be supported throughout the programme
You can also encourage mentors to informally network with each other, to share their experiences of mentoring throughout their mentoring relationships.