Aspirational Mentoring

BW3’s Aspirational Mentoring programme establishes informal and supportive one-to-one relationships between BW3 business professionals and local students.

BW3 has an established, growing, mentoring programme for young people that is currently delivered to 75 students, across three colleges in Wythenshawe. Trained mentors (who have gone through the BW3 mentoring training programme and a Disclosure & Barring Service check), work with students of various ages. This is term time only.

Aspirational Mentoring helps students to recognise and develop their own strengths and skills with the support of adults who bring along wider experiences and perspectives. The mentoring relationship is one-to-one, with half to one-hour meetings held regularly with the young person in school.

If appropriate, as the relationship grows we would encourage meetings to take place away from school and in a workplace environment.

Aspirational Mentoring supports the Our Manchester vision of opportunities…

Manchester is a City where you can be anything you want to be.”

Could you be a mentor?

We need additional volunteers to enable us to offer this service to more young people. Please get in touch with our co-ordinator, Zara, on 07931 825324 or click the button below…


Guide for Businesses

Guide for schools

Feedback from Mentors

The experience of working with my two mentees has allowed me and my business the opportunity to understand succinctly
some of the difficulties young adults are facing, in particular the migration from academia to employment.

This insight has enabled Cardinal Maritime to re-think its employment strategy and make relevant changes to our recruitment processes which will hopefully help the business more effectively engage with our next generation of recruits.

Cardinal Maritime
Feedback from Mentees
Everyone should have a mentor like John. He is brilliant and has really helped me focus on my career options. He even got me extra help with my maths.
Aspirational Mentoring is the biggest mechanism of support that we offer our students; it is phenomenal and worthwhile. It helps change people’s thoughts, aspirations and outcomes. It is vital that it continues
88% of mentored students go onto full-time training, employment or university