Welcome to the Leadership Careers Club hub!
In the tabs on the left you will find a range of resources to support your monthly meetings, including a schedule and suggested discussion topics. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with this page and its contents.
THANK YOU for your commitment to supporting the career journeys of our Young Leaders!
While you don’t need to prepare any materials for your sessions, we suggest that together you choose a topic ahead of time and take 10 minutes to consider the discussion points. It’s important that this is a collaborative process and that both you and your Young Leader are fully invested in the session.
On the next two tabs you will see suggested topics split by the young person’s employment status, each with a number of discussion points to help guide your mentoring.
As a general structure to your sessions, we suggest following the format below:
What are you proudest of in the last month?
What are the goals in the month to come?
What do you need to do to make progress towards your longer term aims?
|Topic||Suggested discussion points|
|Getting to know one another||This is an informal session to get to know more about your mentee so you can begin building a trusting relationship. It should be a two-way session, so try to be open about yourself and why you chose to join the Leadership Careers Club.|
|Preparing for Interview||
|Commercial Awareness 2||
|Preparing for the first day||
- Discuss their personal brand – how can you tell how others perceive you?
- Consider what skills or qualities they want to showcase – how can they communicate these? (e.g. online presence/joining internal committees/simply smiling more!)
|Topic||Suggested discussion points|
|Office social life||
|Progression in the workplace||
|Make yourself indispensable||
For day-to-day issues regarding your mentee
Please contact their Careers Development Manager, details below.
Nathan, North London: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete, East London: email@example.com
Cat, NatWest Digital cohort: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debs, London Digital cohort: email@example.com
Danya, Birmingham: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shamaine, Manchester: email@example.com
Chris, Liverpool: firstname.lastname@example.org
For safeguarding concerns regarding a Young Leader
Please contact Pete Ward on Pete.email@example.com
For general enquiries about Leadership Careers Club
Please contact Cat Wyard on firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I do if I am really busy and don't have time to arrange a meeting?
We ask that you make every effort to find a time that suits you both to meet for your monthly hourly meeting, as this is the most effective way of building a strong and trusting relationship. In the rare case that this is impossible, we advise scheduling a video call to have your session. Please ensure that this happens no more than twice in the year.
I am concerned about a Safeguarding issue. What should I do?
If your mentee has disclosed information that raises concerns surrounding their safety, you must contact LTSB’s Safeguarding Officer, Pete Ward, immediately on 07850166465 or by email on Pete.email@example.com
Do we need to use the suggested topics every session?
We have compiled the suggested topics because these address issues that we know frequently affect our Young Leaders from our experience.
However, the aim of Leadership Careers Club is to support the individual, so it is perfectly fine to spend longer on one topic, or to come up with a completely separate idea as long as it remains strictly professional. If you follow the advised meeting structure (in ‘Schedule’), you can ensure your meetings remain focused and purposeful.
Can I meet up with my mentee outside of our monthly meetings?
We recommend monthly meetings to ensure regular contact between both parties without putting too much strain on both your schedules, and there is no expectation for you to meet more than once a month. However, if there is a professional event that you think would be really beneficial, or you want to meet to do a mock interview, for example, we would fully support this.
Please refer to the Safeguarding guidelines and the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ in the training deck if you have any doubt.
There's a job going in my organisation. Can I encourage my mentee to apply?
The LTSB Employment Team will endeavour to get every Young Leader placed as quickly as possible while they are on the programme, and there is no cut-off point for this. However, for some it can take longer to find the right role and we encourage everybody who isn’t placed to play an active part in searching for roles. If there is a suitable role at your workplace, please do discuss with your mentee and make sure they feed this information back to the Employment Team so we can support them with the application and to negotiate the terms of the role.
If you think your organisation might be looking to hire LTSB Young Leaders in the future, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Employment Director Debs Barlow on firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I invite my mentee into the office for work experience?
Absolutely! This is a fantastic way to broaden their insight into other companies and maybe even other industries. While it may be obvious to you, please do ensure they have cleared the time off with their current employer to avoid any issues.
Please let us know if you plan to do this as we would love to hear examples of some great mentoring outcomes.