As part of the Careers & Enterprise Company's SEND mentoring programme Inspira works with Cumbrian businesses to recruit and train volunteer mentors.

The young people who participate in the programme attend special schools and Further Education colleges and have Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs). The programme is designed to raise their aspirations by introducing them to the world of work.

The Mentors build supportive relationships with students over several months, helping them feel connected to the working community.  Mentors help students develop awareness of their own skills, gain insights into working life and prepare for workplace experiences.  The interventions are highly individual and planned in response to each young person’s needs, abilities and interests.

Inspira manages the programme through an Inspira Coordinator who provides training, materials and practical advice to the mentors. 

 

Join our mentoring programme

If you would like more information about how to get involved with our Employer Mentoring scheme please click on one of the links below, or fill out the form.