Industry Mentor

8th June 2022

Become an Industry Mentor and inspire young people

1625ip are welcoming individuals and companies in a range of industries who can volunteer as Industry Mentors to offer one-off or short-term mentoring to young people. Industry Mentors provide guidance and share experiences and knowledge in areas of expertise. Mentoring can be rewarding – not only supporting and inspiring young people to work towards their ambition but can also support your own personal development.

Industry Mentors have a specific Education, Training or Employment focus:

  • Work specifically on ideas with a young person around what they may like to do in terms of education, training and/or employment but would benefit from more context
  • Work with a mentee in need of support to access these opportunities, and the confidence to do so
  • Talk about your professional background/role to understand the industry further
  • Identify key skills needed for potential employment opportunities
  • Help to demystify opportunities
  • Offer support to find, access and/or maintain opportunities

What we want from a volunteer Industry Mentor:

  • Empathy, patience, knowledge, professionalism, honesty and an ability to motivate
  • Enthusiasm for making the most of what Bristol has to offer
  • Speaking to a young person who might have questions about working in your sector
  • Happy to share common interests
  • Confidence in talking about work history, and/or of education and training background
  • Workplace related knowledge and skills
  • Able to give 1-2 hours of time to meet a young person and mentor them – either as a one-off or for short-term fortnightly mentoring
  • Agree to have your name and contact details stored on our database
  • Be contacted by Mentoring Coordinator or support worker to set up a time to chat with a young person about your area of work
  • Speak to or meet with a young person in our service, accompanied by their support worker, to offer some insight and answer any questions

What we offer:

  • Travel expenses and reimbursement for refreshments at meetings with young people
  • Regular support and supervision (dependent on term of mentoring)
  • Access to training (dependent on term of training)

Closing date for applications – rolling


Industry Mentor Volunteer Role description here

Read our full Volunteering Policy here.

1625 Independent People is committed to promoting equal opportunity and diversity.


Any enquiries or if you need a paper version sent to you please email

or call 0117 317 8800

Volunteering Application Form

  • 1. Contact Information

  • If you have any questions, or would prefer this form to be emailed or posted to you, please email
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY


  • 4. References

  • Please provide two referees. In absence of a professional, employment or educational referee we can accept a reference from a support worker or character reference (excluding friends and family members)

  • We want to ensure that our workers, volunteers and clients are not placed at risk. As 1625 Independent People meets the requirements of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, certain roles may be required to undergo a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Offences do not necessarily mean that your application will be turned down. We give careful consideration to providing opportunities for ex-offenders.
  • 6. DISABILITY / Access Requirements

  • 7. Volunteering Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring

  • We are committed to make sure all our Volunteers are not discriminated against on the grounds of protected characteristics. By providing information about yourself, you will help us adhere to equal opportunities best practice and to identify any barriers to diversity among our volunteers. You do not have to answer all the questions but the more information you give, the more effective we can be. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.
  • Disability Definition The Equality Act 2010 states “A person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.” We fully support the social model of disability and we recognise that people with different impairments or medical conditions can experience different barriers.
  • I confirm that the details I have given in this application are accurate. If my application is successful I understand that any false statement or failure to disclose information may result in the end of any position offered to me.