We are seeking professional graduates to mentor our Year 13 students who are in the final year of their studies. They need your support as they prepare for the difficult transition to university.
Applications for the 2016-2018 scheme are now open.
Mentors will be given the opportunity to develop a one-on-one relationship with one of our older students, providing vital pastoral support during a difficult period of transition and opening their eyes to new career paths and opportunities.
Priority is given to employees from organisations which sponsor IntoUniversity and support our programme. For a list of our corporate funders, please see our supporters page. A number of places are available for other individuals who have shown a particular passion or drive to become a mentor.
Please note that all of our volunteering appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.
Who are we looking for?
Our corporate mentors must meet the following requirements:
- hold an undergraduate degree and be in full-time employment.
- a commitment to providing the best possible support to our young people
- enthusiasm and a proactive approach
- an ability to build a relationship with a young person
What is the time commitment?
You will support a young person for 18 months as they complete their final year studies at college and make the transition to university. During the first stage you will commit to meeting your mentee once a month. Once they begin university you will begin an e-mentoring programme and contact your mentee by email at least once a month over the course of their first term.
When would I meet up with my mentee?
Our centres are open from 3.30pm-6pm every weekday during term-time for mentoring meetings. Subject to a DBS check, you will also be able to organise some out-of-centre meetings such as inviting your mentee to your place of work or visiting a university together. You and your mentee will decide on meeting dates and times.
What activities could I do with my mentee?
Mentors will support mentees in areas such as choosing the university and the course that is right for them, writing their personal statement, planning and accessing finance, thinking about the different academic demands of university life, and developing independent living skills.
Quotes from our participants
"The best thing about the corporate mentoring scheme is the fact that you get honest and clear advice about university and what to expect while you’re there. I think that this is a great programme and I wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who wants to get into university!"
Hani - Corporate Mentee
"I’ve gained a lot from participating in this scheme; my mentor facilitated me in developing better revision techniques – giving me a higher chance of success. My mentor also taught me how to create a practical timetable that combines academic work with my personal life, so that I have enough time for revision without completely neglecting my hobbies."
Hamdi - Corporate Mentee
"I believe the programme is a great opportunity to help young adults who may be unsure about university or may be at university but still require guidance. It is a fulfilling programme as you have the opportunity to help someone fulfil their potential and keep in contact with them as they progress through university."
Matthew Richards - CFA Mentor
Get in touch
If you would like to discuss Corporate Mentoring please email
Step 1: Apply
Please complete our online application form to be considered for the programme.
Step 2: Training
All IntoUniversity Mentors must attend a Training and Selection session. Once you have applied you will receive an email within 10 working days inviting you to a Training and Selection session. Training dates will run throughout July and August.
Step 3: Meet your Mentee
If you are successfully selected for the scheme, you will be invited to an IntoUniversity centre in August to meet your mentee and begin volunteering in September.