Our mission is…

“Graduate Mentor will help the next generation of graduates reach their career potential with expert support from inspiring mentors.”

Become a Mentor

Hello and welcome to Graduate Mentor. Let us explain briefly our journey that led up to this point.

The founders at Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB) often wondered why there was no mentoring service designed just for graduates. We were curious, so started by conducting some research. There were a few services out there but nothing of the scale and style we wanted to create. Next, we reached out to recent graduates. A survey with 115 graduates from disadvantaged and under-represented groups from the GRB talent pool showed that 100% would use a mentor…and here were the top three reasons why,

34%

One-on-one advice and guidance from a graduate recruitment expert

24%

Increase my chances of launching my career in a specific sector

11%

Help with my job application process e.g. CVs, interviews, etc.

Secondly, we started talking to our clients to see if any would be prepared to join our mission and become a mentor. The response was fantastic. Our survey received 213 responses from a mixture of inspiring business leaders, senior graduate recruiters, professional coaches, career counsellors, industry experts and university alumni from the full spectrum of sectors and company sizes. The top three reasons they gave to get involved were,

55%

For philanthropic reasons. I’d happily volunteer to help the next generation launch their careers.

10%

I’d like to develop my skillset for a new role

8%

It could enhance my personal brand and elevate my profile in graduate recruitment

With demand from graduates AND mentors willing to help, it made perfect sense to create Graduate Mentor and provide this free service. Graduate Mentor was launched in August 2020 as a new division of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB) Group.

So, that’s our journey so far. Now we plan to scale this platform to be the UK’s number one, go-to platform for university students and graduates seeking mentors who are inspiring business leaders, senior graduate recruiters, professional coaches, career counsellors, industry experts and university alumni. Please share this within your network and together we will make a change. Thank you.

Dan Hawes, Co-Founder of Graduate Mentor.

About Graduate Mentor 1

“While many companies seem more than willing to hire chief diversity officers, helping to shore up a multi-billion-dollar diversity industry, one of the most effective strategies for building and retaining diversity is mentoring.”
Pamela Newkirk – Author of Diversity, Inc

Become a Mentor

We’d love to make a difference in this space and provide the best service so please join our nationwide network of mentors today and make a world of difference to the future of the next generation of young people. There is no charge to mentees or mentors to use this service.

team@graduatementor.uk