The role of the line manager and mentor – hosting young people in the workplace


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The role of the line manager or mentor is crucial in helping young people to learn and succeed in their placement – but what is their role throughout the placement and how can they provide effective mentoring support?

In this 1-hour webinar, we’ll give you an overview of what industry placements are, the role of line managers / mentors at each state of the placement, and the support available to help you.

The webinar will cover:

  • The business benefits of offering industry placements
  • The role of line managers throughout the placement
  • Creating a mentoring culture and identifying suitable mentors
  • Setting up an effective mentoring scheme – supporting young people to succeed in the workplace
  • Staff development - mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills
  • Case study insights from those already offering industry placements
  • The government support available to help you

There is no charge for this webinar.

An industry placement is an extended period of structured time that a student spends in your workplace, developing real skills and making a meaningful contribution to your organisation.

Who is the webinar for?

This webinar is for anyone who would like to know more about industry placements and the role of the line manager or mentor. The content has been designed for those who may take on a line management or mentor role and also for HR and Learning and Development professionals, Managers and decision makers.

Speakers and presenters

The webinar will be delivered by the Department for Education and SDN. SDN specialises in helping employers work with industry placements, apprenticeships and education programmes.

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