Our 16-week programme trains industry professionals in coaching and creating inclusive cultures. We train professionals in coaching skills for effective leadership. Your employees embed and refine their skills through 1:1 sessions with our 16-24 year old talent.

We work directly with colleges, universities and youth centres across London to recruit talented and driven young people from low-income backgrounds, and support them into careers in the creative industries through mentoring.

Our programme offers a unique and effective way to build a coaching culture at work, up-skill and retain your top talent, and support a generation of diverse young people into your industry.

The programme

Course duration: 16 weeks

Time commitment: 16 hours, 1 hour each week, made up of:
Mentor Training: 4 x 2hr mentor training workshops (8 hours)
Mentoring: 8 x 1hr mentor meetings at mentors’ place of work (8 hours)

Spring intake: January - May 2020
Summer intake: June - October 2020

Level: Aimed at mid to senior level professionals, looking to develop management and leadership skills


Training: Places on our certificated Mentor Development Programme. Our expert associates support your team to develop in coaching and leadership. Our youth programme managers are on hand for drop-ins and calls to guide mentors on how best to support their mentees.

Talent Pipeline: We prescreen and interview every young person before they begin our programme, and curate pairings so that your employees are partnered with a young person who can really learn from them.

As a partner, you can recruit through our network of 400+ programme graduates, and a further 1,600 young people in our wider network.

Events: Mentors receive regular invitations to our year-round programme of events, including panel discussions, roundtables and networking opportunities, helping them to develop their understanding of diversity and bring it into your business.

Marketing: Use of Creative Mentor Network Diversity and Inclusion Kitemark.

Membership starts from £900 per place or £675 for freelancers