The benefits of mentoring go way beyond the mentee’s personal development, positively affecting the mentors themselves, as well as the organisations they work for.
So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about mentoring. We hope that you will take a moment to drop us a line.
Complete the form below to apply to become a mentor for students who are in 6th Form or college and who are interested in a career in the legal profession.
Firstly, complete our online application form which can be found at the bottom of this page. We will then be in touch with you via email with an invitation to an introductory meeting with our mentoring lead.
Step 1: Complete the online application form
Step 2: Introductory meeting with the programme lead
Stage 3: Complete your DBS Check & online safeguarding training - This stage is only required if you are going to mentor college/ 6th form students aged 16-18 years.
Stage 4: Meet your Mentee and start the programme
Being a mentor goes far beyond the rewarding feeling of 'giving back'. There are a huge range of personal development benefits that mentors gain from the experience, including:
Tyro Lawyer 16-18 Mentoring programme: You meet-up roughly once every 2 weeks for 1 hour over the 3 months experience, this is around 6 hours of mentorship.
Tyro Lawyer Plus (undergraduate) Mentoring programme: Once every month for 6 months
Building on their life-skills such as: self-confidence, problem-solving, finding their own opportunities by reaching out to law firms, building their network, interview techniques, goal-setting, time-management as well as other professional skills.
Mentoring is led by the mentee and should be motivating and empowering.
If you are able to provide work experience, even for a day, that is great. Otherwise, it is your role to help them search and find companies to host them. There are also many open days, work experience/ internship, vacation schemes, apprenticeship roles etc that you can guide them to apply for.
You can share your LinkedIn contact, work email and work phone number. We ask that you do not share your social handles, private email or private mobile phone number. Please see more guidance about your expected conduct on the safeguarding tab on the home page
Please get in touch straight away via email with the programme lead or programme cordinator at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyro Lawyer 16-18 Programme: you will receive a Mentor Guidebook which includes the following: The Tyro Lawyer’s safeguarding process; timeline guide, example structure for your meet-ups with your Mentee; and where to look for an event to attend together so they can practice their networking skills.
There is a meet-up guide based on this with links to websites and CV builders. Please check this out.
We ask that you send them a text message and try to call them, as students are not yet full-time professionals and are not on their emails very regularly.
If they do not respond to all three types of communication within 3 days, please email the programme lead. We will reach out to the student and give them one chance to improve. Strong regular communication is key to the success of this programme, and if they are not following the communication guidance, we will remove the student from the programme and offer them different support.
There is a waiting list for this programme so if you do not mind, we can rematch you with a different student.
You are encouraged to have a one -off meeting with your mentee ( called a checking-in meeting) between 3 to 6 months after the programme ends to check on the progress they have made since the end of the programme. This will keep the mentee motivated as they will work hard to ensure they have news of their progress to share with you.