The award winning Activate Mentoring Programme is now going into its fourth academic year. This year there has been an 80% increase in the number of schools across the Solent area signing up to the Activate Mentoring Programme with EBP South.

Schools recognise the value of 1-1 mentoring and the support a business mentor can bring. Mentoring helps students grow their confidence, engage them in their future planning, develop their soft skills and increase their resilience. 

Activate Mentoring:

  • Target groups - Years 9, 10 and 11
  • Target groups - students lacking motivation or confidence
  • 1-1 weekly support with an business mentor
  • Selection, training, vetting and support managed by EBP South
  • Mentors matched to the student 
  • We measure the outcomes and provide an impact report


  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased likelihood of achieving potential
  • Increased engagement in future planning
  • Increased motivation and engagement
  • Increased resilience 

Contact us

Contact Jane directly for a conversation about how EBP South's Activate Mentoring Programme could benefit your students:

Telephone: 02392 283400 

"A student emailed saying "Thanks for everything you have done it has helped me get to where I am today." That made it all worth it and is why I choose to mentor." Business Mentor.

The programme is run by EBP South on behalf of The Blagrave Trust and The Careers and Enterprise Company. 

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