M10 is looking for men in business who can use their work life experience to mentor students by offering one hour to one student once a month.
The Boys’ Network is a simple and effective mentoring programme that prepares boys for the world of work whilst raising their aspirations too. It uses an online platform connecting men in business, from all over the country, with students aged 14-16yrs.
We believe that men in industry can offer a wide range of experience in topics relative to the world of work. There is a real enthusiasm amongst our network of mentors; they are excited to share knowledge and insight, advice and support.
We are looking for men who hold or have held a supervisory role, who can commit to one hour with one student, once a month for 10 months.
The programme is really simple and it’s run online. This means that no matter where you are in the country, if you are able to get online, you would be able to mentor on our programme.
With mentors serving as influential guides, The Boys’ Network explores 10 topics that prepare and impact students by combining real-world expertise and first-hand experiences, so that students gain invaluable insights into the realities of the world of work.
Self-Awareness is crucial as it enables individuals to understand their strengths, weaknesses, values, and goals, providing a solid foundation for personal and professional growth.
Resilience equips individuals with the ability to bounce back from setbacks, adapt to challenges, and maintain a positive mindset—essential qualities for navigating the ups and downs of the working world.
Motivation empowers individuals to set goals, stay focused, and strive for continuous improvement, ensuring a drive to achieve success and overcome obstacles along the way.
Empathy fosters understanding and compassion towards others, facilitating effective communication, collaboration, and the ability to build meaningful relationships in both personal and professional settings.
Social Skills enables individuals to navigate social interactions with confidence, including effective communication, active listening, conflict resolution, and networking, facilitating successful relationships and professional growth.
Teamwork skills are crucial in the modern workplace, as they allow individuals to collaborate effectively, contribute to collective goals, and leverage the diverse strengths and perspectives of team members.
Time Management skills enable individuals to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines, and optimise productivity, ensuring efficient use of time and resources to accomplish goals.
Budget Management skills equip individuals with the ability to handle financial resources responsibly, make informed decisions, and plan for financial success, both personally and professionally.
Change Management is an essential skill in today's dynamic work environment, enabling individuals to navigate transitions, embrace innovation, and thrive amidst evolving circumstances.
Interview Skills equip individuals with the ability to present themselves confidently, articulate their qualifications, and demonstrate their fit for a desired position, increasing their chances of securing employment opportunities.
We have a simple 4-step application process to get mentors checked and signed up. If you have any questions, you can check out the FAQ's section or get in touch.
Fill out the simple form below to start your application process.
Schedule an Informal interview & chat with our CEO, Stephen.
We'll send you a link to fill out the full application form.
Apply for a DBS certificate to clear you for work with students.
Below are some of the common questions we get asked about our Mentoring programmes. If there is anything you need to know that isn't directly answered below, please get in touch.
M10 Mentoring provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to personal and future development, giving students the tools and strategies they need to succeed in both their studies and their future careers.
“Some of my colleagues wondered why, when I’m so busy, would I take on a role like this? I felt it was important to give something back and be there for the lads so they could have a go at a successful future too.”
"Being a mentor is very rewarding. I can see how this programme would have benefitted me when I was their age. And the mentees thoughts on the subject we cover give me a fresh outlook - it's a win win!"
"Negative press stereotypes of the entitled, needy Gen Z are rubbish. These are keen, smart and able individuals who want to do their best in a world that is arguably more challenging than when I entered the world of work."
"It has opened my eyes to the challenge that is presented to young people in the current climate and how someone, like myself, can have a positive impact in helping prepare them for that challenge through the provision of aa small amount of time."
"I think if I had a mentor at the same stage of life, it would habe helped me on my journey that little bit quicker and made the ride more enjoyable. It would have helped me come to terms with the fact that I am 'enough' exactly as I am, and that it's okay to bring my whole self to work."
"Mentoring has helped me understand just how scary and confusing the prospect of the world of work can be for young people and has personally made me reassess how I approach developing new starters in our business, especially when they are straight out of school."
To apply to become part of our network of mentors, or to find out more information, please fill out the form below. One of our team will be in touch to discuss you application.
This voluntary opportunity is an effective way for businesses to demonstrate their corporate social responsibility. Your company may be interested in partnering with us as part of your ESG strategy.
Our programme is designed to provide the mentees with an opportunity to learn from the real life experiences of their mentors as well as help you meet your CSR objectives.
We will help you meet your company CSR objectives, by providing the following:
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