The Royal British Legion’s online mentoring programme offers a new and easy way for service leavers and veterans to connect with mentors in the property and construction industry for career planning support, regardless of location.
Due to the nature of life in the Armed Forces, ex-service personnel may face the barrier of having no or only limited contacts in CivvyStreet. Being able to network with and be supported by someone who understands the sector and knows how to communicate with employers can make all the difference.
Online mentoring uses a web based platform to match mentors and mentees. As a mentee, you select your mentor from those best matched to your profile and requirements. You are then encouraged to plan the information you want to gather and make regular contact with your mentor over an agreed period using email, phone, Skype, social media or face-to-face communications to ask and answer questions and share career advice.
For the next twelve months, this programme is focussing on the property and construction and the transport and logistics industries, which recognise the value and skills that ex-service men and women bring to the workplace.
Being able to develop and use contacts is important not only in your job search but in all areas of life. Whether you are in career transition or wanting to move to a next job, mentoring will help you explore how your capabilities align with the realities of the job market. It enables you to showcase your skills and demonstrate to prospective employers that you care about their industry and that you have the competencies and experience to be successful.
To get started
Join the programme by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then send you a passcode and a simple step-by-step guide to getting started.
Registration for the programme needs to be completed on a personal computer, laptop or tablet. Once registered, you’ll also have the option to use our mobile friendly app that enables mentors and mentees to make contact while on the move.
Throughout your mentoring experience, help is on hand at all times through our mentoring support desk at: email@example.com