Steps Ahead Mentoring (CIPD)

experts who equip you with the skills, knowledge & confidence.



Region Virtual mentoring covering all UK regions
Scale Supported over 500 young people in 2020-21.
Funding Structure Membership organisation
2019/2020 Employer Partners N/A

Our mentors are all experts in recruiting & developing employees – it’s what they do every day as people professionals. You will get specialist advice and support on your CV, application forms, finding a job, interview technique, and more.

Most importantly, your confidence will be boosted, and you’ll find out how to showcase your skillset to your dream employer. Sessions are tailored to what will be the most helpful for you, and we can help you no matter which industry or sector you are looking to work in.


Isobel’s story

Isobel was working in TV and film production until the sudden shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions meant she lost her job.

Whilst in the process of looking for a new role, she was directed by her Jobcentre Plus coach to Steps Ahead Mentoring, for advice on employment skills and recruitment. After signing up, she was matched with CIPD member and volunteer mentor, Wensdae Lucas.

“Having a sounding board and someone in your corner in the form of a mentor has been a real help. I feel far more hopeful, confident and informed about what I can achieve.”

Read Isobel’s full story here.

Luke’s story

Luke Pit, 24, was job hunting for roles in design, gaming and data analytics, when his Job Centre Plus coach sent him a link to Steps Ahead Mentoring.

Luke signed up in October 2020 and was matched with mentor Samantha Giblin.

“Sign up for mentoring, it’s simple. I just clicked on a link to the CIPD website and registered. They’ll give you advice and help you in your job search.”

Read Luke’s full story here.

Click here to visit the Steps Ahead Mentoring (CIPD) website.