Mentoring Initiatives


The importance of mentoring in achieving race diversity cannot be underestimated. Studies have been made and published in journals as revered as the Harvard Business Review which confirm this. The plain fact is ethnic minorities who advance the furthest in their career all share one characteristic—a strong network of mentors and corporate sponsors who nurture their professional development.

KPMG choose mentoring to enhance career development. 
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Cross Organisational Mentoring Circles

(Programme available to champion members of the race equality programme from Business in the Community) 
This is for organisations keen to progress BAME people in the workplace and who recognise the value of mentoring.  Our mentoring circles bring together peer level mentees from different organisations for networking, action learning and mentoring. Each circle is led by a senior level mentor who can be BAME or non BAME.
Regional circles are available.
The 2016 organisational alumni include:
BT / EDF Energy /Environment Agency / Financial Services Compensation Scheme / HMRC / HSBC / Ministry of Defence /  Ministry of Justice / National Grid / Nationwide / Northern Trust / Pertemps / Public Health England / PwC / Sainsbury's / Shell  / Transport for London
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Mentoring Circles for Young Job Seekers

These mentoring circles are for organisations who are keen to attract new BAME talent into their organisations and to understand the barriers experienced by young job seekers (age 16 -24) throughout the recruitment process.   Mentors work with job seekers mentoring them through the application and recruitment process. The circles are in run in partnership with Elevation Networks and Brixton Jobcentre Plus.
BT / British Army / EDF / JP Morgan / Pertemps / Sainsburys / Transport for London.
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Mentoring for the Individual

‘’From Ministers to Chairmen, Chief Executives to Line Managers – the majority of those that I have met are willing to confess that someone mentored them along the way. Someone giving advice, challenging them to do more, and even opening doors to new experiences, responsibilities or opportunities. Everyone, including you has the right to greater earning power, and being mentored is one of the best ways of helping you to unlock your greater potential. Mentors offer guidance, advocacy and advice. Take my advice, explore the resources on these pages to find yourself a mentor, you won’t regret it’’.
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community. 

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