NEW MENTORING INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS BRITAIN’S £19bn TALENT SHORTAGE AND DISRUPT THE OUTDATED RECRUITMENT MARKET
Top insurance firms Canopius and Brit Insurance have stepped in to help address Britain’s widening skills gap and outdated recruitment market by backing a new UK wide online mentoring platform called Connect Mentors: https://goo.gl/vK1MLQ
Connect Mentors aims to increase social mobility across Britain by developing talent from “new pools”. It will match mentors from some of Britain’s leading organisations with “mentees” from marginalised or “unconnected” backgrounds.
Connect Mentors will also work with organisations representing ethnic minorities, women, students, and returnees and will provide networking for those without networks.
Further founder partners include WeAreTheCity, UCL, City Gateway, DevelopHer, The Precious Awards, University of Roehampton, Generation Success and Inspirational YOU. Further corporate support at the opening stage includes Condé Nast, ASOS, The Guardian and Canon UK.
Budding talents from these partners will be matched with experienced figures from relevant fields, who will act as mentors, providing advice, introductions and sharing knowledge. In return, they will demonstrate their potential value to their mentors, providing access to a more diverse talent pool.