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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

​​About Skills Mentoring service

Our team offers one-to-one mentoring support to students and adults from secondary school age and above.

We can help you: 

  • explore your interests and aspirations
  • identify your strengths
  • set goals and new challenges
  • arrange work insights to find your interests for a future work placement
  • identify, manage and overcome any barriers so you can progress into the world of work
  • discover pathways and options for your future
  • develop employability skills
  • support you through professional qualifications and CPD

We also offer extra support during key transition periods such as post 16 and post 18.

We can deliver group specific or individual programmes. Contact us for more information. 

​Mentoring for students

We’ll meet every 1 to 2 weeks to get to know you and explore your aspirations and what interest you.

We can meet you at school, Skills Jersey, or anywhere you feel comfortable.

We’ll talk to employers and arrange work insights. Work insights are 30 to 60 minutes visits to an employer so you can learn about a role, industry or organisation.

These visits can show you how work can relate to subjects and skills you learn in class. They can also help you find interests for a future work placement.

Apply for mentoring support or refer a young person

Complete the online form below to refer a young person. You can refer if you're a parent, teacher or other professional.

If you want to self-refer ro receive mentoring support, email​

If you refer someone aged under 16, you need to receive permission from their parent or carer.

Skills mentoring used to be called Skills Coaching. We’re currently updating our forms.​

Refer a young person to Skills Mentoring

​Mentoring for adults

You can receive support from our mentors if you undertake:

  • an apprenticeship
  • professional qualification
  • CPD (continuous professional development)

We can also support those undertaking degrees and post-graduate qualifications.

Your mentor will: 

  • regularly meet you  
  • act as an independent person to listen and advise 
  • support with study plans and action planning
  • support performance reviews and appraisals with you and your employer 
  • help you develop your abilities such as teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills 
  • liaise between employers, apprentices and tutors 

To apply for mentoring support email

Apply for an apprenticeship

​You can apply for some apprenticeships at Highlands College or other on-Island or distance providers.

Every apprentice receives the help of a qualified mentor. These need to be recognised qualifications.

You may also be able to receive funding to help you pay for your studies. 

Complete the online form below to apply for an apprenticeship and receive support from one of our mentors. 

You’ll need your: 

  • Social Security number 
  • exam results 
  • photo ID 

This apprenticeship used to be called Trackers. We’re currently updating our form.

Apply for an apprenticeship

​Next Steps 

Next Steps is a free mentoring programme for young people aged 11 to 25. 

It can give you access to: 

  • dedicated mentors
  • careers and employment advice
  • a number of short to long term personal development programmes

This will help you achieve your personal education and career goals. 

The programme combines government support services and other organisations. It’s co-ordinated by Skills Jersey in partnership with: 

  • Jersey Youth Service 
  • Highlands College 
  • Inclusion 
  • Back to Work 
  • CAMHs 
  • Leaving Care Team 
  • third sector partners 

You can apply for Next Steps if you’re a young person or you can refer a young person if you’re a parent, teacher or other professional.

Apply for Next Steps or refer a young person

Give us your feedback 

To keep improving the services we offer, we need your feedback. 

If you have compliments, complaints, comments and suggestions you can give us your feedback at​.

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