Mentoring is a key way for our clients to be guided into business creation and employment. Mentoring mainly consists of one-to-one meetings, but also through telephone discussions and email exchanges.
Could you be a mentor?
PRIME Cymru is always looking for more volunteer mentors with experience in business, finance, recruitment, education and the voluntary sector to be matched with clients across Wales. Mentors join us as volunteers from all types of career backgrounds, offering knowledge, experience and expertise. Their help and encouragement provides invaluable support to those who need a hand to make their business dreams become a reality.
- Return to employment after a period of inactivity
- Enter self-employment
- Find education and training opportunities
- Develop their self confidence
- Connect with their community through volunteering
Mentor SpotlightTeg Bevan from Pencoed, Bridgend, has been a PRIME Cymru mentor for many years, helping a number of clients with business start-ups, including Nicola Munduz, a single mother of three, from Maesteg.
Teg offered Nicola one-to-one support when she set out to develop her interest in faith art into a small business – Art from the Heart. She now works on private commissions, exhibits in galleries and runs workshops for local community groups.
Teg is convinced about the benefits of mentoring the over 50s.
He said: “I get so much satisfaction in seeing mature people gain new self-esteem as they find fresh purpose in their lives. The PRIME Cymru mentoring scheme is the perfect way – a little bit of time can help people flourish. Nicola is an excellent example of this. Hopefully more people will be inspired by the results of our work and come forward to Mentor Now!”
For an initial informal discussion about mentoring please contact Beverley Kennett, Projects Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07969 518083.