BBC Learning on the lookout for mentors aged 16 to 24

BBC Learning is currently casting for a new campaign focusing on peer mentoring for 16- to 24-year-olds.

The broadcaster is looking for young people aged 16 to 24, who have taken different routes in order to achieve their full potential in employment.

They might have done an apprenticeship or attended a vocational college, gone straight into employment after secondary school, or not achieved the results they needed to attend their desired university course.

BBC Learning would like these young people to act as peer mentors and offer advice to 16- to 18-year-olds as part of the new online campaign. This would require them to go on both radio and TV.

The campaign is leading on from BBC Learning’s Mind Set, the UK’s first national peer-to-peer coaching network for GCSE and national students.

How to get involved

  • Email BBC Learning at
  • If you are under 18 years of age, include your parent/guardian’s email address and phone number.
  • In fewer than 100 words, tell BBC Learning why you would make a good mentor to students. You could include: what you studied; the reasons why you’ve taken the route you have; any challenges you’ve overcome and how; whether you achieved the results that you expected; whether you’ve had to change your career path; and your best piece of advice for students when things do not go according to plan.

If you are under 18, make sure that you have permission from your parent/guardian before sending any personal details to BBC Learning. Please note, all contact details must be for a parent/guardian aged 18 or over. The deadline for getting in touch is 16 February.

Dive Right in, Start Your Apprenticeship Search Now

Or still want to find out a little more first? Read our FAQ’s or visit our guidance section.

Follow our socials for apprenticeship tips and resources: