Be the foundation for someone’s career!

Support local young people to Get Set!

Get Set aims to develop 60 tailored work experience opportunities within Leicestershire County Council (LCC) for young people who are actively seeking work but cannot secure that job. Young people will be supported on a 3-6month structured and comprehensive voluntary placement supported by skilled and professional County Council staff who will act as mentors.

The project will work with each young person to explore their motivations, personal goals and career aspirations and tailor the placements to meet their specific needs. The ultimate goal is to support them into employment.

As a Get Set Mentor you will

  • Offer a regular meaningful placement opportunity for a minimum of one day per week (Hours to suit) for 3-6 months
  • Work with the Get Set team to develop the best possible opportunity for your service and the young person
  • Provide structured, positive, beneficial work experience based on the individual needs of the young person
  • Accept regular one to one management sessions with the Get Set Project Coordinator
  • Engage in training in how to support young people as volunteers
  • Provide an induction for young people
  • Identify appropriate training
  • Support the evaluation process by providing regular feedback to the Get Set team


Why become a Get Set Mentor?

  • Improve a young persons future career prospects
  • Be the foundation for someone’s career
  • A unique opportunity to develop your own supervision and management skills
  • Enhance service delivery