Mentor a Young Person

The search is on for our next cohort of mentors.

Mentoring is a rewarding experience, which can be hugely beneficial to a young person. Your insight and first hand experience of the media and creative industries can help get them work ready, improve their confidence, bolster their resilience and help prepare them for the next step of their early career. For a young person who is trying to get their foot in the door or gain a promotion, your advice and encouragement could make all the difference.

For many years, Media Trust have successfully trained and mentored young people from diverse backgrounds to work in the media and creative industries and in 2021 we’re recruiting 60 mentors from across the sector to take part in our new mentoring programme.

If you work in any area of the media or creative industries including but not limited to, web design, marketing, journalism, video games, radio or film production, we want to hear from you! We also want people from finance, legal and HR departments of media organisations to provide their time and experience to mentor one young person.

Think of the creative sparks you could ignite by encouraging someone to believe in themselves and reassure them that their dreams aren't too big.

Janay and Ria at an event together with a white background with a sky logo Ria Hebden, Presenter & Broadcaster - Creativity Works Mentor, 2017

It’s not just a one-way journey

Mentorships do not only benefit the mentee involved. Mentors develop skills in leadership, listening and communication, lateral thinking and coaching. It is also an opportunity to see things from new perspectives and be part of a mentoring network.

Being Tru’s mentor has been such a rich experience. It’s been as transformative for me as hopefully it’s been for her.

Farrah Storr, Editor in Chief, Elle UK

We’re currently recruiting mentors for our next cohort of Creativity Works Futures, starting in October.

If you are keen to volunteer as a youth mentor, please read the information below and complete the online application form.

You can still apply to mentor by completing the form below even if you’re unable to take part in this cohort of Creativity Works Futures.

In order to mentor for Creativity Works Futures, you must be able to commit to the following:

  • Mentor Training: (Provisional date) Friday 15 October 2021, 14.00-16.00 – via Zoom.
  • Mentoring Phase: 1 hour per month over 6 months either face to face or online. The first session will be in October and the last in March.
  • Graduation Event: Thursday 25 November 2021 – timings and further details TBC
If you have any questions about being a mentor, please contact the Youth Team at youthmedia@mediatrust.org.

Hear from previous mentors

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