Mentor Scheme

The mentoring aims to provide mentees with confidence, knowledge, and support to want to stay in the recruitment industry.

The mentoring also allows the mentors to learn about the challenges, perceptions, and barriers from their Black mentee’s perspective, in order to apply these learnings to their business. This way, the mentor can educate their company and gain essential insight that will enable them to achieve the other strategic objectives of Programme One.

Reverse-Mentoring is when a younger/less experienced member is paired with a more senior team member to also mentor them on various topics of strategic and cultural relevance.

Benefits of Mentoring

    • Increased retention of Millennials
    • Provides cultural insights and perspectives
    • Promotes diversity by cultivating listening and empathy in senior members
    • Learn digital skills
    • Builds confidence to approach diversity and inclusion
    • Understand how to attract and retain black talent directly from black talent
    • Learn how to develop a more junior demographic

  • Be supported with personal development in the recruitment industry
  • Identify and achieve career goals within recruitment
  • Be helped to identify and correct gaps in skills, knowledge and perceptions within the industry
  • Increase your confidence and participation in the industry
  • Develop broader perspective on career options and opportunities
  • Be inspired by a senior role model
  • Develop leadership skills which could lead to a management position

The Commitment

Mentees receive guidance from their mentors. The mentors receive training from the Aleto Foundation and are a part of a community of Programme One mentors.

Each participating company will have access to: 

  • Quarterly training sessions for mentors by the Aleto Foundation. These training sessions are aimed at making effective mentors that can support and learn from their mentees.
  • The mentoring platform to track their progress.
  • Smart matching so that mentors and mentees have the most ideal pairings.
  • Online videos, articles and resources to continually improve as a mentor/mentee

Mentors and mentees can continue their professional relationships at the end of the fixed period. However, access to the programme management will end after a fixed period of 12 months.