*CLOSED* We’re currently recruiting for our Autumn 2021 cohort!

Are you a recent graduate willing to use your knowledge to help make a difference, whilst supporting your future employability?

This is a unique opportunity for 2019, 2020 and 2021 graduates across all subject areas to inform, and participate in a paid mentoring programme to support South Yorkshire school pupils. You’ll be helping them engage with school and learning as they transition back into education following COVID disruption.


As a mentor you will assist target groups of pupils at different levels of study helping them engage with school and learning in a challenging educational environment. Your training and mentoring will be completed virtually. You could be assigned pupils in any of our participating schools across the Sheffield City Region. You’re not teaching, instead your focus will be to help those who require just a little more support with their educational transition as they look forward to their GCSEs, post-16 choices or A levels.

We’re wanting to hear from passionate and approachable graduates who feel they could make a difference, (utilising their prior experiences), whilst gaining valuable practical experience.

Driven by a partnership between Sheffield Hallam University and South Yorkshire Futures, Graduate Mentor’s will actively engage Sheffield Hallam University’s social mobility vision to increase the educational health and raise aspirations for young people in South Yorkshire.

Mentors will be paid to attend training, (25 hours) and to deliver mentoring sessions (approx 150 hours – which will vary each week) over a six-week programme.

What we’re looking for:

Applications are welcome from graduates from a variety of subject backgrounds who feel they would want to make a difference whilst they search for permanent employment.

This opportunity would particularly suit graduates who may be considering working with children or young people in the future and applications are particularly welcome from students who have completed their ITE training.

Requirements are:

• Desire to have a positive impact on the life chances of young people
• 2.2 Degree or above in any subject
• C/4 or above in English and maths at GCSE
• Valid DBS certification or willing to undergo enhanced DBS check and barred list
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• The availability to commit 150 hours over a six week programme

Got any questions? Contact the team – grow@shu.ac.uk

Think you’re right for the role?

Applications close on the 19th September 2021