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. We’re currently recruiting mentors from across the sector to take part in our Creativity Works 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.

Between the training and the mentoring sessions, I found the experience to be challenging in a really positive way. It made me question and re-think a lot about my own working practices, it was filled with rewarding moments that gave me a sense of having achieved something useful, and it was also just good fun.

Dan Keefe, Executive Producer at Coffee & TV, Creativity Works 2021 mentor

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

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

If you have any questions about being a mentor, please contact the Youth Team at [email protected].

Hear from previous mentors

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