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Mentee sign up

Express your interest and apply below to take part in City Lions 2023 mentoring programme. 

Are you looking to explore creativity, boost your employability skills and learn more about jobs in the creative industries? If you are in Year 10 or 11, why not sign up to the City Lions Mentoring Programme!

Based on your interests and future goals, we’ll pair you with an inspirational creative mentor with similar expertise who will work with you over six months to:

  • Build your confidence
  • Develop your professional skills
  • Boost your creative skills and help you understand how creativity can benefit your future
  • Support you in planning your future and set goals
  • Gain organisational and communication skills
  • Meet a network of creative experts to help with your future job opportunities

Meetings with your mentor will be part-structured to allow each meeting to be tailored to your needs and goals. You’ll be able to choose what you’d like your mentor to help you with through a series of hands-on creative tasks. Your mentor will be there to really listen and provide a safe space for guidance and support. 

Mentoring will start in January 2023 and run until June 2023. You and your mentor will meet twice a month, at a time that suits you both, either in-person or virtually. 

Hear what some of our previous mentees have said about their experiences: 

“It teaches you a lot and can inform you about yourself and help you in many ways. You are in a safe space to talk and can have a lot of fun.” 

“It is an experience to unleash your creativity, know your own potential and learn about jobs and skills for the workplace.”

I'm in! What next? 

Complete the form below

Please note there are limited places available. We will let you know if you have been successful in getting a place at the beginning of December 2022.



Gender Identity
Does the young person participating have a disability or neurodiverse condition? Disability is defined as: 'a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities'
Does the participant have any support needs?
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